Apple moves ahead with self-driving car project, targets production by 2024

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Apple Inc is moving ahead with plans on self-driving car technology and is targeting to produce a passenger vehicle by 2024. The self driving passenger vehicle could feature its breakthrough battery technology, said sources familiar with the matter at hand. Apple’s automotive efforts, known as Project…

Brazil backs U.S.-led global alliance for Huawei-free 5G Network

In a significant development, the Brazilian government said it has backed Washington’s push to build a global alliance of Clean Network that excludes technology companies that are manipulated by governments including China’s Communist regime. The development came in the wake of Keith Krach, U.S. Under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and environment, advising…

SpaceX bags SDA contract to track ICBM launches

In a defining moment for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture has won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, said the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) in a statement on Monday. The development marks SpaceX’s first government contract to build satellites. Known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, SpaceX is…

Apple Korea offers $84.02 million to settle antitrust probe

On Monday, South Korea’s competition watchdog stated, Apple’s Inc South Korean unit has put forwards proposals to address antitrust concerns and has offered $84.02 million (100 billion won) in support programmes to small small businesses, consumers and others. The development comes in the wake of Apple Korea being investigated by the Korea Fair Trade Commission…

Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

Czechoslovakia will follow Germany’s approach vis-a-vis Huawei

Much like the issues highlighted by the United States, Czech cyber security watchdog NUKIB has also warned of potential risks of allowing Huawei to build the backbone of the country’s communication network. On Thursday, Czechoslovakia’s industry minister was quoted as saying, it will follow the approach of Germany and other neighboring countries in addressing issues…

Germany to allow Huawei to bid for developing 5G network

New rules drafted for Germany allows a level playing field for all telecom equipment vendors. On Monday, in a significant development, Germany has finalized rules to build its 5G mobile networks which does not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies. German government officials have confirmed that Germany’s security catalogue foresaw an evaluation of technical and other criteria…

Deutsche Telekom and Orange to exclude Huawei from building their 5G networks

Huawei equipment has a price advantage: sourcing from non-Chinese sources is likely to drive up costs. Security comes at a price. In a significant development, China’s Huawei is facing fresh headwinds in Europe following an announcement by Deutsche Telekom that it would review its vendor strategy; Orange has also stated it would not use its…