US trade sanctions on Huawei Technologies Co (華為) would barely dent the chipmaker’s shipments to the Chinese company, Macronix said. Macronix primarily supplies NOR flash memory chips used in Huawei’s 5G base stations, he said. As global trade becomes chaotic due to the trade spat, Macronix is more cautious about the outlook for the second half, Wu said. “It is certain that the second half would be better than the first half. To further fuel growth, Macronix plans to mass produce advanced 19-nanometer NAND flash memory chips in the fourth quarter, he said.
Source: Taipei Times June 18, 2019 16:05 UTC