Huawei unit signs chip supply chain deal with China partner

Huawei unit signs chip supply chain deal with China partner

TAIPEI — Huawei’s chip design arm has struck a deal aimed at building up its domestic supply chain, a local partner said on Tuesday, in a first public move against a U.S. clampdown aimed at cutting its access to vital technology. Shenzhen JT Automation Equipment, a Chinese chip production tool maker, on Tuesday said in a stock exchange filing that it has signed a five-year legally binding memorandum of understanding with Huawei’s HiSilicon Technologies unit, China’s biggest chip developer. “Huawei’s…