The U.S. will allow American companies to sell technology to the blacklisted Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei where there is no threat to US national security
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei confirmed that its operating system Hongmeng OS “is very likely” to be faster than Android by Google or Mac OS X by Apple.
Japanese network carrier Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) announced on July 2 that it will sell new Huawei smartphones.
Reuters has reported that Huawei’s U.S.-based research arm has attempted to distance itself from its parent company following the U.S. government’s blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
The official account of Huawei tweeted on June 23, “Was FedEx within its rights to prevent a P30 Pro from being delivered from the UK to the US? No. Representatives from Huawei, UPS and PCMag slam the courier’s vendetta.”
Following the US government ban, tech giants like Google and Facebook continue to block Huawei’s technology. To tackle this, Huawei has opted to make a pro-consumer move by launching a full refund program for Huawei’s smartphones and tablets.
Last month, Microsoft removed Huawei’s range of laptops from its online store, following the United States’ blacklisting of the Chinese tech giant. However, the MateBook 13, MateBook, and MateBook X Pro have all now returned to the online store and are available for purchase.
Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Founder and CEO, sat down with two prominent thinkers George Gilder and Nicholas Negroponte for 100 minutes of conversation and Q&A on June 17.
Hours after CNBC reported that Huawei had scrapped the launch of a new laptop due to U.S. export controls, a source familiar with the matter told the Global Times that the company will release a new laptop next month.
According to Russian state media Sputnik, Huawei has now completed the acquisition of a Moscow security technology company called Vokord. The acquisition cost $50 million, mainly for the company’s technical patents and talents in facial recognition.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) released a statement on June 3, stating that employees of Huawei Technologies and its subsidiaries would be allowed to participate in peer reviews for its research papers, lifting the previously imposed ban following U.S. sanctions.
The U.S. blacklisting of Huawei has spurred the Chinese firm to develop its own components, while the threat of imposing rare-earth embargoes on the U.S. has initiated an interest in greater domestic production or alternative suppliers.
During the recent March Quarter 2019 earnings conference call, Alibaba’s Vice Executive Chairman Joe Tsai began by “addressing the elephant in the room”, which is the current US-China trade war.
Beijing-based China Computer Federation (CCF) has cut ties with a publications division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on May 30, following IEEE’s ban on Huawei.
IEEE admitted it’s banning of Huawei employees from peer-reviewing papers is because Huawei has been placed on the Entity List by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).