By Nitin Dahad, EETimes
May 22, 2019
A reported leaked internal memo at Arm has instructed all employees, including in its China subsidiary, to stop working with and supporting Huawei. It would be one of the biggest blows to date in the US-China trade war.
The UK’s BBC said it has seen an internal memo issued on 16th May 2019 telling employees to stop “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements” with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with the US trade clampdown on Huawei. We contacted Arm for comment, and a spokesperson told us it was taking this action to “comply with all of the latest restrictions set forth by the U.S. government”.
It advised staff to send a note informing Huawei (or related) employees that due to an “unfortunate situation” they were not allowed to “provide support, delivery technology (whether software, code, or other updates), engage in technical discussions, or otherwise discuss technical matters with Huawei, HiSilicon or any of the other named entities”.
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