Two tech standards groups that severed ties with Huawei apparently changed their minds pretty quickly.
The Wi-Fi Alliance promotes and certifies Wi-Fi technology, and the SD Association sets the industry standards for SD memory cards, used in phones, digital cameras and other devices. Losing its membership didn’t prevent Huawei from using these technologies, but silenced its voice in developing standards in future.
“Huawei’s membership was never cancelled, it has been temporarily modified to ensure compliance with the US Department of Commerce Order,” a spokesperson for the SD Association wrote in an emailed statement. “The name was missing from our website earlier due to a technical issue.”
The brief strain in the relations with Huawei came after the Trump administrationfrom using US-made technology on May 15, following years of allegations that it’s linked to the Chinese government. As a result, companies like , , Intel and suspended their relations with Huawei.
Neither Huawei, the Wi-Fi Alliance, JEDEC nor Bluetooth immediately responded to requests for comment.
First published at 3:49 a.m. PT.
Updated at 8:25 a.m. PT: Adds SD Association statement.