“If we use them on a large scale, it’s possible that it will help propel advances in our technology and products,” Xu said in a speech at the 2023 World Computing Conference held in Changsha, capital of central Hunan province.
“It will be challenging or impossible to obtain advanced chips or computing systems due to US export controls,” Xu said. “Based on our past experience and projection of future developments, this will continue to be a long-term issue.”
That is why Chinese firms must develop chips based on home-developed technologies that are free from restrictions to minimise such uncertainty, he said.
Huawei believes China’s semiconductor manufacturing technology will continue to be in catch-up mode for a long time, according to Xu.