The effects of the Huawei ban in the United States continue to grow, and the Chinese hardware company is now banned from becoming a member of the SD Association (the commercial group that accepts the standardized specifications for SD and microSD cards). In other words, Huawei is no longer allowed to officially support SD or microSD cards in their future phones or laptops, through 9to5Google .
The SD Association confirmed to Android Authority that the removal of Huawei from the group was due to Trump's executive order, making it the last blow for the company Chinese besieged. The result of that prohibition. MicroSD cards and SD cards will continue to work on Huawei's existing hardware, but being excluded from the SD Association, Huawei will not be able to use the standards in future products.
The SD Association is also by no means the first to cut ties: Google, ARM, Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom are also among the companies that have stopped working with Huawei due to the ban. The Wi-Fi Alliance (which sets Wi-Fi standards across the industry) has also "temporarily restricted" Huawei's membership due to the US ban. UU., And Huawei has also abandoned JEDEC (a group of semiconductor standards best known for defining RAM specifications) during problems with the US. UU also, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review . All this could severely hamper Huawei's ability to produce hardware, let alone compete in the US technology market. UU
The loss of SD cards may not be the biggest problem for the company at this time. As with Android and Windows (for which Huawei is already developing replacement operating systems), Huawei has also prepared for an interruption of the microSD card: the company has its own Nano memory cards, which are physically smaller than microSD cards and they have replaced the most universal standard entirely in their newest devices.