Big impact expected from new U.S. export control rule targeting Huawei’s chip division HiSilicon

In the latest U.S. move that strategically targets Huawei, the U.S. government is targeting the Chinese company’s HiSilicon chip business, which is key to Chinese ambition of dominating the semiconductor sector. With the latest U.S. strategic move, Huawei is set to lose access to chip making tools. In what could be the most damaging move…

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC stops taking new orders from Huawei following U.S. restrictions

On Monday, as per a report from Japan’s news daily the Nikkei which cites multiple sources familiar with the matter at hand, the world’s biggest chip maker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, has stopped taking new orders from Huawei Technologies following Washington’s move aimed at further cutting off supplies to the Chinese company. Huawei’s orders…

Chinese auto market 2020 is moderately positive: Daimler-BAIC’s CEO

On Wednesday, the CEO of Daimler-BAIC’s joint venture’s stated, he views the Chinese auto market in 2020 as “moderately positive”; his assessment is based on its April sales performance in China. Daimler-BAIC’s CEO Arno van der Merwe made the comments during a visit to the Beijing Benz Automotive Co’s plant. He did not comment on…

Logitech reports 13.6% rise in sales during fourth quarter with work from home boosting demand

On Tuesday, Logitech International reported a rise of 13.6% in fourth-quarter sales. The development comes at a time when more people are working from home due to the coronavirus crisis. Logitech has rpeorted a fourth-quarter sales of $709.2 million, up from $624.3 million a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income rose 23.3% to $79 million in…

U.S. drafts new rule allowing companies to work with Huawei to set 5G standards & protocols

According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the U.S. Department of Commerce is close to introduce a new rule that would allow U.S. companies to work with Huawei Technologies on setting standards for the next generation 5G networks. In 2019, following rhe U.S. Commerce Department blacklisting the company, engineers in some U.S. technology…

Estonia’s ride-sharing service provider Bolt launches e-scooter in 45 cities

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Bolt, a ride-sharing service provider, launched its own electric scooter model with the aim of launching the scooter service in more than 45 cities this summer. The Estonian company has grabbed business from Uber in many major African and Eastern Europe cities. Bolt has more than 30 million users in over 35…

U.S. engineering & design firm Silk EV enters MOU with China’s FAW to produce Hongqi branded sports cars

On Monday, Silk EV, a little-known U.S.-based engineering and design firm disclosed it plans on investing $1.41 billion (10 billion yuan) in order to make sports cars with China’s FAW Group under the Hongqi brand, the brand of choice for China’s late revolutionary leader Chairman Mao Zedong. Silk EV has signed a memorandum of understanding…