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  • Trump’s tick is louder than his tock

    Art imitates life, but the ongoing tussle over TikTok’s ownership has begun to resemble the goofy sketches that made TikTok the most downloaded app in history. A compromise solution reportedly crafted by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin proposes cross-ownership so complicated that it’s impossible to…
  • US chip industry won’t survive tech war, Chinese experts say

    Wars happen because the opposing sides have different views of the likely outcome. In the Sino-American tech war, though, both Chinese and American tech company executives argued that America’s semiconductor giants would be the losers. The outlier is the Trump Administration, which appears to believe…
  • 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…
  • 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’…