Reuters reported that a number of companies had been informed that their requests for licences would be rejected.
The news agency cited an email sent by the Semiconductor Industry Association, a US lobby group, sent to its members as its source for the information.
Eight licences issued to four companies had been revoked, it said.
In May 2020, the US put in place further restrictions to cut off Huawei's supply of semiconductors which it gets mostly from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. This was done through the Foreign Direct Product Rule that makes it necessary for any company — American or foreign — that sells American products or those made using American technology to require a permit before selling to Huawei.
In September, the US imposed sanctions on China's biggest maker of semiconductors, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, claiming it posed an "unacceptable risk" of its products being diverted to "military end use".
The report said applications for about 150 licences for products worth US$120 billion were pending due to disagreement among US agencies as to what could be allowed.
Plus, another US$280 billion worth of goods had yet to be dealt with, the report said.
The decisions to reject and revoke licences were taken in meetings that began on 4 January. Licences to sell any products linked to 5G had been turned down and the revoked licences were meant to bring everything in line with this rule.