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…

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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…

Chinese research body China Computer Federation cuts ties with U.S.-based IEEE

China’s massive reaction to the U.S. move of placing just a single company – Huawei – on the Entity’s list only confirms the assessment by various intelligence agencies of the role played by the Chinese government in Huawei. China’s technology research group The China Computer Federation (CCF) has suspended its communications with U.S. based Institute…

Countries which use Chinese rare earth should not turn around and suppress China

Speculation is rife that China could use its dominant position as an exporter of rare earths to the U.S. as leverage in the ongoing trade war. On Thursday, China’s commerce ministry stated, Beijing is willing to meet reasonable demand for rare earths from countries, but it would not be acceptable that those countries who use…