Samsung Display has secured a licence from the US Department of Commerce to sell some of its OLED smartphone panels to Huawei, people familiar with the matter told ZDNet.
Last month, the South Korean display panel maker was forced to halt its supply to Huawei due to US sanctions against the Chinese tech giant. The sanctions were an expansion on restrictions made in August, which had banned Huawei from procuring chips made by foreign manufacturers using US technology.
Samsung’s display panels were included in the restrictions as they use display driver integrated circuits that are made with US technology.
Samsung Display had applied for a licence to sell its OLED panels to Huawei prior to the sanctions coming into effect.
Despite receiving a licence, not all of Samsung Display’s OLED products have been approved, the sources said.
The company is the first among South Korean tech firms to gain a