Huawei has had to replace 13,000 parts in its gadgets because of US sanctions
In 2019, the US blacklisted Chinese company Huawei and imposed sanctions against it that prohibit US manufacturers from supplying Huawei with parts, components and technology. The company remains on that list to this day.
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Despite the sanctions, Huawei continues to operate. According to the company's founder, they have managed to replace a total of 13,000 device parts and rework 4,000 circuit boards for their products. Simply put, Huawei has replaced most of the American components with their Chinese counterparts.
For example, instead of Google services, the Chinese giant developed its own operating system, HarmonyOS, with its own app shop. The company managed to get permission to use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, but without 5G support.
Also, despite the restrictions, Huawei continues to invest in research and development with $23.8 billion spent last year.