Broadcom signs multi-year agreements with Apple Inc

Chipmaker Broadcom Inc stated, it has entered into two multi-year agreements with Apple Inc for supplying wireless components used in its products. The agreements, “2020 SOWs”, are in addition to existing ones for supplying radio frequency components and modules to Apple. Together the agreements are likely to generate around $15 billion in revenues for Broadcom.…

U.S. Commerce Department broadens ‘De minimis Rule’ to block sales of U.S. technology and goods to Huawei

On Wednesday, two sources stated, the U.S. government is nearing the publication of a rule that would significantly expand its powers to block shipments of foreign-made goods to Huawei. The development comes in the wake of the U.S. Commerce Department placing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on a trade blacklist in May 2019, citing national security…

Special licenses for U.S. companies wanting to sell components to Huawei coming shortly

206 U.S. companies have applied for the special licence. In an interview with Bloomberg, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has stated, licenses for U.S. companies to sell components to Huawei Technologies Co will come “very shortly,”. Licenses “will be forthcoming very shortly” and that the U.S. government had received 206 requests. “That’s a lot of…

Huawei’s global supply chain being ripped apart

U.S. trade action against Huawei having intended impact. China has termed the action taken by the United States against Huawei Technologies as “wrong actions” and has called for trade negotiations to continue. China’s comments underscores the effect of U.S. trade action which is cascading through Huawei’s global supply chains. Japan’s Panasonic Corp has joined a…