Samsung Display licensed to trade with Huawei
Samsung Display has been licensed by the US government to do business with Huawei. Huawei will lose its right to order panels from Samsung Display and LG Display from September 15 due to US sanctions. According to Reuters and The Elec, Samsung Display has already bought a license to sell some panels to Huawei.
It is unclear whether Samsung will actually be able to ship the displays to Huawei, even after purchasing the license. Under US government sanctions, all companies in the supply chain require government licenses.
There may also be a problem with the display driver and touch ICs. These products and technologies are designed by ARM. Huawei and Samsung have not commented on the matter. LG Display and chip maker SK Hynix have not yet been licensed.
US chipmaker Qualcomm has also applied for a license to do business with Huawei, but has yet to receive one. Microsoft Intel and AMD are said to be licensed. For now, Huawei can order the panel from BOE, a display maker in China.