Huawei 5G gets first foothold in Asia through Thailand

Thailand is more sensitive about the price of setting up its 5G networks than its national security. On Friday, despite calls from the United States to to its allies to bar China’s Huawei Technologies from building next generation mobile networks, Thailand launched a test bed for the Chinese telecom giant. Huawei is facing growing pressure…

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to expand into manufacturing of solar panels

ACWA Power’s plan has multiple sweet points given that it is aligned with Riyadh’s goal to diversify its economy and wean its economy away from just oil exports. In a development that places the development of power and water plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s bid to develop its renewable power industry, Riyadh-based ACWA…

Qualcomm sees prospects of acquiring NXP as being closed

Qualcomm, the biggest smartphone chipmaker, fell victim to the U.S.-China trade war after it failed to gain approval from Chinese regulators in its $44 billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors. On Monday, U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc stated, it considers the prospects of acquiring NXP Semiconductors as closed. “While we were grateful to learn of…