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Highlights of the day: Huawei reportedly abandoned by Chinese chipmakers
DIGITIMES staff

Huawei's woes seem to have been compounded by Chinese chipmakers who, wary of breaching the US trade sanctions that took effect on September 15, have reportedly suspended shipments to the tech giant. Huawei had been aggressively building up its chip inventory ahead of the trade ban, injecting some momentum into the memory market. But inventory correction faces memory vendors in the fourth quarter, as demand from the handset segment remains weak. The US-China trade war is promising to split the global supply chain into two camps, but Japan-based Sharp will not take sides, accoriding to its chairman.

China chipmakers suspend shipments to Huawei: China-based chipmakers have quietly suspended their shipments to Huawei, as well as the joint development projects they had been working with the Chinese vendor, amid concerns about being targeted for breaching US trade restrictions, according to industry sources.

Memory chipmakers to deal with inventory correction in 4Q20: DRAM and NAND flash chipmakers will be engaged in inventory adjustments during the fourth quarter of 2020, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC distributors.

Sharp to not take sides in G2 supply chains, says chairman: The global tech sectors are heading towards a split into two ecosystems serving China and the US separately, but there will be no need for Sharp, now under the Foxconn Technology Group, to take sides, according to the Japan-based firm's chairman and CEO Cheng-Wu Dai.

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