The effects of the Huawei ban in the United States continue to grow, with the Chinese hardware company now being excluded from being a member of the SD Association (the trading group that agrees with standardized specifications for SD and microSD cards). In other words, Huawei may no longer use official SD or microSD card support in its future phones or laptops, through 9to5Google.
The SD Association has confirmed to Android authority that Huawei & # 39; s removal from the group was due to Trump's executive order, making it the latest blow to the besieged Chinese company as a result of that ban. MicroSD cards and SD cards will continue to work on existing Huawei hardware, but if the SD Association is excluded, this means that Huawei will not be able to use the standards for future products.
The SD Association is certainly not the first to break ties: Google, ARM, Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom are also among the companies that have stopped working with Huawei as a result of the ban. The Wi-Fi Alliance (which sets Wi-Fi standards in the industry) has also temporarily "limited" Huawei's membership due to the US ban and Huawei has also voluntarily left JEDEC (a group of most common semiconductor standards) for defining RAM specifications) about the problems with the US too, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Rating. All this can seriously hamper Huawei's ability to produce hardware at all, and compete much less in the US technology market.
Losing SD cards may not be the biggest problem for the company right now. Just like with Android and Windows (for which Huawei is already developing replacement operating systems), Huawei has also prepared for a failure of the microSD card: the company has its own, own Nano memory cards that are physically smaller than microSD cards and that have the more have replaced universal standard completely on its newer devices.