Huawei is a major provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People’s Liberation Army, Huawei today employs over 190,000 people in more than 170 countries.
Huawei’s mobile phones are known for their quality and innovative design, and the company has won numerous awards for its products. In 2015, Huawei released the P8, a flagship smartphone that was praised for its camera quality. The following year, the company released the Mate 9, which was lauded for its battery life. In 2018, Huawei introduced the Mate 10 Pro, a top-of-the-line smartphone with an AI-powered processor.
Despite its success in the mobile phone market, Huawei has faced challenges in recent years. In May 2019, the U.S. government placed Huawei on a trade blacklist, citing national security concerns. This decision effectively cut off Huawei’s access to American technology and components. As a result of this ban, Huawei has been forced to develop its own chipsets and operating system for its smartphones.