Preparing a day when it could no longer count on buying US parts and components, Huawei begins to store about a year's worth of certain components. This turned out to be the right thing to do in light of the Trump administration's decision to place the company on the trading department's entity list. After the current three-month temporary license expires, Huawei will need US government approval to obtain supplies from the states. And already chip-related companies like Qualcomm, Intel, Xilinx, Qorvo and ARM Holdings have announced that they have cut ties with the Chinese manufacturer.
Huawei could only send 157 million phones this year against a target of 250 million units