Huawei is back in the SD association, WIFI & Bluetooth alliances

Out of the woods yet?

Zhangxin Zheng | May 30, 08:31 am


China tech giant Huawei has faced quite a few stumbling blocks in the past few weeks.

Huawei banned by SD cards, WiFi & chip maker associations, Bluetooth might be next

However, things have, once again, taken a U-turn.

No longer banned by SD cards, WiFi & Bluetooth

Huawei has now been reinstated as a member of the SD Association (SDA), WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth Alliance.

This means Huawei is now free to use these three integral technology standards again.

Although according to a Huawei representative’s statement to Android Authority, Huawei’s membership to the SDA was never outrightly cancelled, just modified to comply with the blacklisting imposed by the Trump Administration.

This is an important development for Huawei.

By being members of these organisations, they can use these technologies, as well as influence their future development route.

Huawei has also apparently returned to the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC). 

It is a consortium that determines the global guidelines for the semiconductor industry. 

According to Asian Nikkei Review, Huawei previously voluntarily suspended its membership from JEDEC.

Top photo collage from Bluetooth website and WiFi Alliance Facebook

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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