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Huawei has backup plan for the worst – company executive

Huawei’s chip arm shrugged off concerns about disruptions to US chip supply to the company after the US put Huawei and its subsidiaries on a trade blacklist, saying it has long been preparing for the worst.

Backup chips are being put to use and will ensure the strategic safety of most of the company’s products and the continuous supply of most products, said He Tingbo, president of HiSilicon, in a company memo.

According to He, years ago when Huawei’s wholly owned semiconductor unit drew up its contingency plans, executives discussed the various doomsday scenarios that could deal . . .

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