SIA Statement on Scope of Temporary General License for Huawei

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8:00am

by Semiconductor Industry Association

WASHINGTON—May 22, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the scope of the Commerce Department’s temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

“There seems to be confusion about what the temporary general license for Huawei does, with some media reports overstating its scope. The license is narrowly focused and does not allay our concerns about economic impacts on the semiconductor industry. The license only allows continued exports of parts for servicing related to existing (as of May 16, 2019) networks and handsets, not exports for new products. No new sales to Huawei for new equipment are permitted. As a result, the license offers only very limited relief to suppliers of Huawei, including U.S. semiconductor companies, as the majority of their business with Huawei involves sales for new devices.”

See the Monday, May 20 statement from SIA president & CEO John Neuffer here.