U.S. bound 5G equipment should be made outside China: U.S.

The Trump administration is exploring rules that will require all 5G cellular equipment destined for the United States to be designed and manufactured outside of China. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Donald Trump is looking to require next-generation 5G cellular equipment used in the United States to be designed…

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…

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…

Tokyo Electron to honor U.S. Entity’s List

While market share and profits are key factors in growth, maintaining business relations with the U.S. ie equally if not more important. In a significant development, the world’s third biggest supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, Japan’s Tokyo Electron, stated it will stop supplying its Chinese clients that have been blacklisted by Washington. China is locked…

Huawei slips in goal to become world’s biggest smartphone maker

Clearly U.S. sanctions against the company are having their intended effect. On Tuesday, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd stated its goal of becoming the world’s biggest smartphone maker by the end of 2019’s fourth quarter will take some more time to achieve. “We would have become the largest in the fourth quarter (of this year) but…

IEEE lifts curbs on Huawei subsidiaries and employees

While U.S. based IEEE has lifted its curbs, Beijing-based technology research group The China Computer Federation (CCF) has yet to reciprocate. On Monday, in contrast to the ham fisted stand taken by China, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) disclosed, it has lifted curbs on employees of Huawei Technologies and its subsidiaries; they…