Huawei membership in Wi-Fi Alliance, SD Association suspended

Huawei membership in Wi-Fi Alliance, SD Association suspended

More companies are removing or limiting their ties with Huawei in response to its US blacklisting, and this time it’s the Wi-Fi Alliance and the SD Association.

In a report by Nikkei, the Wi-Fi Alliance said that it has “temporarily restricted” Huawei, limiting the Chinese company’s voice when it comes to setting Wi-Fi standards.

The Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes Wi-Fi technology and certifies Wi-Fi products for conformity to certain standards of interoperability.

Meanwhile, JEDEC, another standards organization for semiconductors, has also confirmed to Nikkei that Huawei has voluntarily decided to withdraw its membership.


“On May 17, 2019, Huawei Technologies notified JEDEC that it had decided to voluntarily suspend its membership in JEDEC until the restrictions imposed by the U.S. government are removed,” a JEDEC spokesperson told Nikkei.

The SD Association (SDA), on the other hand, a non-profit organization that sets memory card standards, also told Nikkei that the “the SD Association is complying with U.S. Department of Commerce orders.” As a result, Huawei is no longer a listed member in the SDA.

Huawei has issued a statement to Nikkei saying that it “values its relationships with all partners and associations around the world and understands the difficult situation they are in,” and is hopeful the situation will be resolved and are working to find the best solution.

The effect of the restriction

The restrictions will put Huawei in a more difficult situation as it will not have a say when it comes to formulating new global standards for future devices. The company, however, can still develop products using the current standards.

source: Nikkei

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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6 Responses

  1. truthwillcomeout says:

    dahan dahan hinuhubaran si huawei ah.

    is it true kaya ang mga allegations nila?

    samantala ibang country umiiwas. telcos natin nagpasikat sino makauna ng 5G.

    • ZxSharks says:

      Hindi yan, halata nmn kasi na patalo na ung ibang brand kaya nag kakaganyan, pero sa mga huawei user dyan, no be affected to much, mga future handse lng nmn mababanned and for sure huawei will make a Own Os
      And Gagawa ng paraan yann
      . Huawei

  2. Alleyah says:

    So sad?

  3. Juana says:

    Always check both sides of a story to be fair and to avoid or lessen the chances of being mislead.
    The U.S. already lost the 5G race that’s for sure. That is why the U.S. has no 5G network and iPhone has no 5G phone.

  4. ariel says:

    Takot kasi,sila allegation ng US huawei uses it phone to spy o invade privacy of its user but i think kabaliktaran ito.Ayaw kasi nila bigyan ng access ang USA system ng huawei.Kaya pinalabad nila nag spy daw ang china using huawei.

    Pero sila nman ang gumagawa.

  5. yonisoka says:

    This is all started when Edward Snowden tell the whole world how NSA (National Security Agency) of USA in 2013 spying people of American, China, Russia, North Korea and more. Escape goat lang ng US to.

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