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…

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…

FCC issues showcause notices to 3 state-controlled Chinese telecom firms

In a statement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stated, it is mulling options which include the shutting down the U.S. operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies, due to potential national security risks. To this end, the FCC has issued show cause orders to China Unicom Americas, China Telecom Americas, and Pacific Networks Corp along…

Hackers selling Chinese customer data related to banking & insurance sector: China’s banking and insurance regulator

On Wednesday, China’s banking and insurance regulator stated, it had detected sales of customer data from the insurance and banking sector by overseas criminals. It did not elaborate or specify how many individuals had been affected. During a briefing, Huang Hong, the vice chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said, the data…