Apple likely to move 15%-30% of production to locations outside of China

According to Apple, the risks of depending too heavily on manufacturing in China are rising and are far too great. Regardless of how the U.S.-China trade is resolved, the production shift will take place. In a significant development, the Nikkei Asian Review has reported that Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the…

U.S. moves to stop Huawei from exploiting U.S. patent courts

Senator Marco Rubio files legislation which prevents certain companies from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts. In a significant development, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has filed legislation aimed at preventing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts. The move comes after the Chinese company demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1…

China’s Great Firewall blocks news of Hong Kong protests

China’s firewall although broadly effective, is not 100% full proof, content posted on individual accounts were not immediately censored. In a significant development, Chinese censors are working hard to block and erase news of the Hong Kong protests on social media and search platforms. There has been a surge of interests from mainland Chinese users…

Trump meets Apple CEO Tim Cook ahead of imposing new trade tariffs on China

The new wave of tariffs which could go into effect from August 1, is likely to cover consumer electronics, including smartphones and tablets. With U.S. President Donald Trump deliberating whether to make good on his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining un-tariffed Chinese exports to the United States, Trump met Apple’s CEO Tim Cook…

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FCA partners with silicon valley startup Aurora for creating autonomous platforms

Tech companies are increasing going up the value chain for automakers. This partnership is the latest example of this strategic tie-up. In a development that marks the latest collaboration between Silicon Valley and automakers, Aurora, a self-driving car software startup stated it will be partnering with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles.…

Samsung Electronics prunes production midst falling market share in China

Samsung’s Chinese rivals have increased their respective market share at Samsung’s expense. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd stated it plans on pruning the production of its smartphones in China following a fall in market share. Domestic Chinese rivals have squeezed its share in China to less than 1%. The plan to reduce the output…