SK hynix was confused about the emergence of its memory

SK hynix was confused about the emergence of its memory in the Huawei Mate 60 Pro smartphone – an investigation has been launched

Familiarity with the contents of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro smartphone, which marked China’s victory over US sanctions in the field of semiconductor components, showed the presence of memory chips from South Korea’s SK Hynix in its composition hastened to explainthat Huawei has not cooperated for a long time and is now investigating how its memory got into this Chinese smartphone.

    Image source: Bloomberg, James Park

Image source: Bloomberg, James Park

Recall that in the production of the flagship smartphone Mate 60 Pro, Huawei managed to win the support of Chinese component suppliers by more than 90%, but the company still has to borrow memory chips from partners SK Hynix and Micron Technology. According to TechInsights, the new Chinese flagship uses LPDDR5 and 3D NAND chips from South Korean company SK hynix. This fact came as a revelation for the memory maker itself, which was quick to announce that it has stopped supplying its products to Huawei Technologies since the US imposed export restrictions on the Chinese giant.

In its official statement, SK hynix had to add that the company was forced to launch an investigation into the origin of the memory chips used in the Huawei Mate 60 Pro smartphone. The Korean memory supplier stressed that it strictly follows US export restrictions. Foreign companies have been denied the right to supply modern products to Huawei for the past three years, and SK Hynix is ​​no exception. True, a significant part of its memory is made in China, but this does not fully explain the appearance of products from this brand as part of the new Huawei smartphone model. Representatives of the latter do not comment on the situation.

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