Qualcomm was granted an export licence by the US government allowing it to supply components to Huawei, with the waiver to trade sanctions covering 4G but not 5G chips, Reuters reported.
A Qualcomm representative told Reuters it received a licence for a number of products covering some 4G components and has other applications pending.
While the exemption is welcome news for troubled Huawei, the limit to 4G chips means the vendor will face severe supply problems for its 5G smartphones.
Huawei declined to comment on the latest exemption, Reuters stated.
Global semiconductor companies were required to stop supplying Huawei after the restrictions were implemented on 15 September. The sanctions, announced in August, means companies need an export licence to export components to Huawei or a listed affiliate using equipment made with US technology.
Qualcomm reportedly joined a number of companies in applying for a waiver.
In September, Intel was one of the first companies to reveal it had been granted a licence to continue supplying Huawei.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back