The founder and chief executive officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, Ren Zhengfei, has come out to defend his arch-rival Apple against possible sanction on the company.
Zhengfei told Bloomberg that he will protest should China place a ban on the iPhone maker.
Huawei recently became the world’s second largest smartphone maker after it overtook Apple, pushing the Cupertino-based tech giant to the second position.
He agreed that the ban will affect Huawei’s dominance in telecoms equipment business but the company will look to ramp up its computer chips stockholding while looking to consolidate on its smartphone leadership gains and 5G technology.
Huawei was hammered by US ban that restricts the company from doing business with any American entity. Huawei has come out o defend itself by denying all allegations leading to the ban. Despite temporary ease in the sanction, there are no signs that serious talks between China have taken effect.
America’s ban on Huawei has set off a series of bans and cuts in partnership for the world’s largest telecoms company. Last week, ARM Holdings said it would review its chips designer agreement with Huawei. ARM is the world’s largest chips designer accounting for a vast majority of all the computer chips in the industry.