U.S. curbs on Huawei Technologies, which cite security concerns, have banned global suppliers from selling it chips, including image sensors, which use U.S. technology, without a special licence since Sept. 15.
Yet some display and image sensor-related suppliers are receiving U.S. licences as those components are considered less related to cybersecurity concerns, Nikkei Asia reported, quoting a chip industry executive.
The report said the licence granted to Sony could be limited only to a portion of its products.
Sony declined to comment. Representatives of OmniVision, a subsidiary of Shanghai-listed Will Semiconductor Co, could not be reached for immediate comment.
Samsung Electronics' display unit has received licences from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain display panel products to Huawei, a source told Reuters.
Last month, Intel Corp said it had received licences from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain products to Huawei.
(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; editing by Jason Neely)