The United States ban imposed on Huawei has received another consequence that will further complicate the work of the Chinese giant. From this month, Huawei will no longer be able to use microSD memory cards, which will have to go to another, alternative solution.
Officially, Huawei is no longer a member of the SD Association - a trading group that has agreed on standard specifications for SD and microSD memory cards. In other words, Huawei no longer has the license to provide support for SD and microSD cards in the following models of smartphones and laptops of the company.
SD Association confirmed that Huawei is no longer a member of the group due to orders issued by US President Donald Trump, a new blow to the company's chances of maintaining competitiveness in the smartphone market. SD and microSD cards will continue to be used on existing Huawei models, but the company will not be able to use this standard for future devices.
Earlier this month, Huawei's collaboration canceled Google, ARM, Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom, and Wi-Fi Alliance, an alliance that sets up Wi-Fi standards in the industry, temporarily restricted Huawei's membership due to bans from the United States. Meanwhile, the Chinese company voluntarily left JEDEC, the group that standardizes RAM specifications.
However, the problem of banning the use of SD and microSD cards are unlikely to be the biggest concern of the leadership of Huawei, as the company has recently started producing its own Nano-Memory Card, which is physically smaller than the standard microSD card and does the same function.