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Huawei Lab Building in China Catches Fire, Killing Three

A building within Huawei’s lab campus in southern China’s Dongguan city caught on fire on Sept. 25 afternoon, killing at least three people. The city government claimed that the building has no relationship with laboratories, but Chinese media quoted Huawei employees who said the facility…

Huawei Cuts $100 Million of Investment Following Australian Government’s 5G Ban

Huawei has cut $100 million of proposed research and development, as well as 1,000 jobs, in response to being banned from developing Australia’s 5G network in 2018 over national security concerns. Jeremy Mitchell, Huawei Australia’s chief corporate affairs officer, said the company had cut a…

How Huawei grew to dominate the world

From its earliest years, the telecommunications equipment industry has been considered strategic by the governments of highly industrialized countries. As such, national champions have emerged including Alcatel in France, NEC in Japan, Siemens in Germany and Ericsson in Sweden. In the US, the AT&T monopoly…

Poland officially joins US-led tech war against China

It has been known for a while that an improved version of a bill on Poland’s national cybersecurity system is being prepared in Warsaw. What is particularly significant about this development is that intensification of the work on the bill coincided with the recent visit…

EU’s position in the US-China technology samba

The relationship of the European Union with big tech may become an important geopolitical theater in the next decade. And in terms of technology, the EU is beginning to forge a path that could allow it to play both sides of the US-China equation.   On…

Putting the chip wars into competitive perspective

The semiconductor market is a global industry that is likely to reach $1 trillion in 2031 or 2032. The US is the leader in processors and other key products. South Korea is the leader in memory products. European companies are leaders in power semiconductors, where…

Why the Premier League gave China the boot

The English Premier League, the world’s most-watched sports league, isn’t known for turning away money, especially while most of its clubs are facing financial troubles because of the Covid-19 pandemic. So it was all the more surprising when last week the league canceled a reported…

Samsung digs in deep for the chip wars

SEOUL – IBM and Nvidia are two vastly different tech businesses but have one thing in common: They both recently announced that Samsung Electronics are making their most advanced semiconductors. IBM announced in an August 17 press release the science and capabilities of its next-generation…

Huawei sanctions will destroy US chip industry

Next month, Chinese leaders will ratify a plan to dominate the world’s semiconductor industry by 2025, in response to US restrictions on Chinese imports of high-end computer chips made with American equipment. Directed against China’s telecom equipment makers Huawei and ZTE, the new US regulations…

Verizon bids big, wins US bandwidth for 5G network

Verizon will spend US$1.9 billion to speed up its deployment of superfast 5G telecom service as a top bidder for US bandwidth that balances range and data speed. The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday released results of bidding for leases to use portions of the…

Coalition countering Huawei faces hurdles

This summer has seen the tech war between China and the US take on new dimensions. From new export controls via the US Department of Commerce banning the sale of US semiconductor “software” and “technology” to Huawei to the executive orders prohibiting transactions with TikTok…

Washington’s China policy has lost its Wei

WASHINGTON – The United States’ federal government is obsessed with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. It has adopted a multipronged strategy to crush the company and decouple the Western world from China’s telecom and semiconductor industries. Although well-intentioned, this effort could seriously harm the US’…

Why China is taking over the ‘American century’

For the Trump administration’s senior officials, it has been open season on bashing China. If you need an example, think of the president’s blame game about “the invisible Chinese virus” as it spreads wildly across the US. When it comes to China, in fact, the…

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