Ms. He runs a US$8 billion chip company

“Many years ago, when everything was going smoothly, the company made ultimate survival assumption that one day we might have no access to any advanced chips and technology from U.S

“We have courage, wisdom and tenacity to conquer and prevail in the end! Storms ahead is the time we show our true heroic nature, no matter what, we can build our own Noah’s Ark”.

Huawei will survive and thrive, I believe. Over 90% of the parts they need can already be sourced outside the U.S.

Chinese companies have ambitious programs for radio frequency front end components and the most advanced optics. FPGA’s and updated chip design software could be a problem. Huawei is famous for doing what it takes to solve problems.

Huawei has US$20 billion in the bank for contingencies.

A letter from Huawei HiSilicon CEO He Tingbo

To all my colleagues:

By now you might very well already heard that U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has put Huawei on the “Entity List”.

Many years ago, when everything was going smoothly, the company made ultimate survival assumption that one day we might have no access to any advanced chips and technology from U.S. while the show must go on. We, thousands of my colleagues started on this journey that no one thought would ever happen – to make “spare tires” for Huawei. We worked tirelessly for day and night for many years. Huawei offers such a variety of products with so many components and diverse technologies. Facing thousands of tough hurtles, seemingly endless failures, but we never give up.

Little by little, we plowed through the valley and saw the light at the end of the tunnel. But it’s always been on our mind if our chips will ever see the daylight.

Today a dark moments is upon us, the Super Power nation mercilessly cut off our worldwide supply chain. They put Huawei on the “Entity List” without any factual base.

Now our “spare tire” will be put to use finally! We’ll be able to deliver our promises to our customer without any interruption. With all our efforts, we are able to provide the end to end components to the company! This dark moment marks the most glorious time for every one of my colleagues here!

Huawei is determined to bring the digital technology to every person, every family, and every organization and connect the world through AI. From now on, not only we’ll continue our research and development, but also be self-sufficient and independent! There won’t be another 10 years for us, the buffer zone is gone now. Every new product must be accompanied with our own independent technology program.

Many toils ahead, but we have courage, wisdom and tenacity to conquer and prevail in the end! Storms ahead is the time we show our true heroic nature, no matter what, we can build our own “Noah’s Ark”.

He Tingbo May 17, 2019