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UK chip designer ARM to suspend business with Huawei: Report

File photo: Huawei logo at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters London, ON, Canada May 22, 2019, 03.55 PM (IST)

Major British-based chip designer ARM is suspending business with China's Huawei to comply with US regulations, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing internal company documents.

ARM instructed employees to halt "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements" with Huawei and its subsidiaries, the BBC said.

No one from ARM, one of the world's biggest chip designers alongside Intel, was immediately available for comment.

ARM, owned by Japanese investor Softbank, said in an internal company memo that its designs contained technology of US origin, the BBC reported.

ARM staff were informed of the decision on May 16, after the United States added Huawei to a list of companies with which US firms could not do business. 

ARM has offices in California, Washington, Texas and Massachusetts.

ARM told staff they were no longer allowed to "provide support, delivery technology (whether software, code, or other updates), engage in technical discussions, or otherwise discuss technical matters" with Huawei, according to the memo seen by the BBC.

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ARM instructed employees to halt "all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements" with Huawei and its subsidiaries, the BBC said.