Huawei makes breakthroughs in design tools for 14nm chips
The designs are the latest in a wide range of Huawei tools related to chip hardware and software.
Huawei has made breakthroughs in electronic design automation (EDA) tools for chips produced at and above 14-nanometre technology. This is according to a report in Reuters, citing a speech by a seni... Read more
TSMC founder supports US China strategy – even at Taiwan’s expense
The Taiwanese oligarch says that US sanctions are necessary to "slow down China's progress".
Morris Chang, the 91-year-old founder of chip making giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) this week told Bloomberg that globalization for the chip industry is "over". Chang, whom Bloomber... Read more
Chinese AI companies avoid US sanctions by using cloud services
Artificial intelligence groups targeted by the US are using third parties to get around chip export controls.
Chinese artificial intelligence companies are avoiding export controls and accessing high-end US chips through intermediaries, according to the Financial Times. The machinations of the C... Read more
Dutch PM to discuss ASML and export bans with president Biden
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and foreign minister Wopke Hoekstra will raise the subject of ASML and US trade bans during a meeting with US President Joe Biden next week, according to the Financial Times.
The Financial Times reports that the Dutch delegation intends to discuss US export bans ... Read more
Huawei warns that it will see “serious challenges” in 2022
The tech giant is worried about growing deglobalisation and the "politicisation of technology"
The US sanctions have hit Huawei hard and the company has warned that it will see "serious challenges" in 2022 amid "politicisation of technology", and further "deglobalisation". The Chinese conglomera... Read more
Huawei reeling after sanctions, considers making EVs
Huawei plans to make electric vehicles under the Huawei brand name and could launch some of the EVs this year. Four sources spoke to Reuters about the story and said that the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker is suffering after US sanctions and has been forced to look at some strategic piv... Read more
Huawei’s founder hopes Biden will adopt an ‘open policy’
Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, said on Tuesday that it would be extremely difficult for the US to end sanctions that have damaged its phone business. However, he hopes that the new US administration will have an open policy.
Ren, who was making his first appearance before media since March 202... Read more
Trump administration now puts Xiaomi on an investment blacklist
Under outgoing President Trump, the Department of Defence has put nine Chinese companies on a blacklist, saying they have military connections. In what has come across as a surprising move, tech giant Xiaomi is included on the list.
The blacklist prevents US citizens and companies from investing... Read more
New York Stock Exchange will not delist Chinese telecom companies
The New York Stock Exchange said that it no longer plans to delist three Chinese companies in the telecom industry. The reversal is not only a shock announcement but has deepened the confusion created by the US’s crackdown on firms they claim are linked to the Chinese military.
The plan was, t... Read more
Telecom providers criticize bans on Chinese equipment vendors
A business group advocating for telecom operators in the EU warned that banning Chinese equipment vendors for political motives is not a great idea. They say that it will increase costs and cause network upgrade delays.
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) said that the... Read more