Huawei found non-American suppliers for parts, according to an analysis by UBS and Japanese tech lab Fomalhaut Techno Solutions. It apparently replaced Qorvo and Skyworks power amplifiers with in-house ones from HiSilicon, and replaced Texas-based audio chip maker Cirrus Logic with Dutch company NXP.
It's part of a concentrated effort to cut down iHuawei's reliance on US suppliers, the report noted.
The US Commerce Department blacklisted Huawei following a May executive order from President Donald Trump that forced US companies to get licenses to do business with the maker of phones and network equipment, which prompted national security concerns due to its cozy relationship with the Chinese government. Huawei has repeatedly denied the accusation that it's under Beijing's thumb.
Huawei didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published at 3:55 a.m. PT. Updated at 4:30 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.
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