Trump directs federal agencies to assess security risks from Chinese-made drones

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing U.S agencies to assess security risks linked to Chinese-made drones used by American government fleets, prioritizing their removal. The executive order directs all U.S. agencies to outline the security risks posed to the existing government drone fleet from drones built by Chinese companies or by…

DoD bolsters domestic chip production through incentives

Going by the posting on a government contracting site, the U.S. Defense Department will soon commence soliciting proposals for a program to provide incentives to boost the production of chip in the country. Currently large American chip companies, including Nvidia Corp, Apple Inc, and Qualcomm Inc outsource the fabrication of semiconductors to companies such as…

U.S. chip firm Xilinx Inc wins 5G network equipment contract from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

In a statement, Xilinx Inc, an American semiconductor firm stated, it had won a deal to supply chips to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for 5G networking equipment. It did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Xilinx makes programmable chips used in telecommunications equipment including those used in base stations made by Ericsson, Nokia…

Documents show Huawei shipped prohibited U.S. hardware and software to Iran

Although China’s Huawei Technologies has been consistently denying for years that it has not violating American trade sanctions on Iran, internal documents from the company which dates back to 2010 show that it was directly involved in sending prohibited U.S. computer equipment to Iran’s largest mobile-phone operator. As per internal documents from Huawei, two of…

ZTE faces strong headwinds from the U.S. Senate

The headwinds stem from the outcome of an investigation which concluded that ZTE and Huawei Technologies are Chinese telecommunications firms that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence apparatus. According to U.S. lawmakers, legislation has already been prepared to block the Trump administration’s agreement with China which allows ZTE Corp to resume business ties…