US seeks to eliminate “gatekeeping” on mobile app distribution
The Biden Administration is going after Apple and Google for their "restrictive" practices.
The US government is seeking to force major changes to the two major mobile app models. This follows from a statement the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administrat... Read more
‘Netherlands strengthens chip export restrictions at request of US’
Insiders say the Netherlands is poised to introduce new restrictions on chip and equipment exports to China. US and Dutch officials have been discussing the restrictions in Washington since Thursday. The negotiations are expected to conclude later today.
The outcome has not yet been confirmed b... Read more
Outage grounds US air traffic
US air traffic is delayed nationwide due to an outage in the communication system of the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The regulator ordered all US airports to reschedule departures on Wednesday morning.
The problem has since been resolved. The FAA announced that aeroplanes were cleared to ... Read more
Nexperia lawyers up to fight UK’s ban on fab acquisition
The chipmaker says it is "shocked" by the UK government's ban on its deal to buy Britain's largest fab facility.
Nexperia has engaged US law firm Akin Gump to fight the UK's ban on their purchase of the Newport Wafer Fab. The facility, which is Britain's largest chip factory, was sold to Nexperi... Read more
Dutch IT firms resist anti-Chinese law
Tech companies in the Netherlands are concerned about government measures to bar advanced technology from Chinese firms. Various national industry associations objected to a recently introduced law.
With the parliament's approval secured, the law will allow the national government to investigate... Read more
ASM International feels pressure from US bans on exports to China
ASM International CEO Benjamin Loh expects lower sales due to US restrictions on exports of chip manufacturing equipment to China.
ASM International (ASMI) is a Netherlands-based chip equipment manufacturer. CEO Benjamin Loh recently cautioned that the Netherlands and Japanese governments are u... Read more
‘The future of UK tech rests on developing high-end companies’
The president of the Confederation of British Industry (CIB) said that the future of UK tech rests on the development of high-end companies.
In a recent speech, CIB president Brian McBride urged the United Kingdom to emulate the US and explore the development of "decacorns" — companies with t... Read more
SandboxAQ lands contract to defend US government against quantum attacks
Google spinoff SandboxAQ has landed a US Department of Defense contract to secure government systems against quantum cyberattacks.
SandboxAQ recently started working for the US Air Force. As part of the assignment, the organization will assess the Air Force's current encryption algorithms. Sandb... Read more
Dutch DPA warns of privacy risks in US cloud storage
The Data Protection Authority (DPA) of the Netherlands sees major privacy risks in the use of US cloud environments among Dutch government agencies. The watchdog warned digitalisation minister Alexandra van Huffelen in a public letter.
The DPA wrote the letter in response to the minister's plan... Read more
‘US enters talks with the Netherlands on Chinese export bans’
Two insiders told Bloomberg that senior United States officials will shortly travel to the Netherlands to discuss technology exports to China. The United States government wants to restrict sales of ASML's lithography machines to Chinese customers.
The United States and China are engaged in a t... Read more