Ren said in an interview with Chinese media in Shenzhen on Tuesday that “We are very grateful to the
US companies. They have made a lot of contributions to us. Many of our consultants are from American companies such as IBM.
“We can make chips as good as those made by US companies, but it does not mean that we will not buy chips from them,” Ren added.
He said the company will not exclude US chips. “Instead, we should grow together. But if there is a
supply shortage, we have a backup. In the “peace period”, half of our chips are from the US companies and half
from Huawei. We cannot be isolated from the world.”Ren also highlighted that Huawei’s 5G plan will not be affected by
the US ban. “Others will definitely not be able to catch up with Huawei in 5G technologies for two or three years,” he said.