Since the Department of Commerce added Chinese manufacturer Huawei to its ‘Entity List,’ thus limiting its ability to import U.S.-made products, we’ve seen some of the company’s most important supplier relationships take a hit. Alphabet may have been the vendor with the highest profile as many of Huawei’s Android products rely on software services from Google. But chip producers, including one in Germany, have also had to limit their ties to the telecommunications company.
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1. Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear
Google is complying with a federal directive that placed Huawei and 70 of its affiliates on an “entity list,” meaning that any U.S. company needs government approval before doing business with the Chinese tech company.
In response, Huawei said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup of Android [...]
America is the land of free trade … precisely until it is not. Through a thicket of laws and regulations, the U.S. government has broad control over what can get exported to whom, particularly in areas with sensitive technology or national security concerns. In general, those restrictions are loose, which is why startups mostly haven’t had to think about export laws.
That open world is rapidly closing though, and startups could well be the most harmed given that they have limited resources to handle these sorts of bureaucratic processes and the potential large penalty fines.
Last week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring that the [...]
The escalating US-China trade war that’s seen Chinese tech giant Huawei slapped on a US trade blacklist is causing ripples of shock across Europe too, as restrictions imposed on US companies hit regional suppliers concerned they could face US restrictions if they don’t ditch Huawei.
Reuters reports shares fell sharply today in three European chipmakers, Infineon Technologies, AMS and STMicroelectronics, after reports suggested some already had, or were about to, halt shipments to Huawei following the executive order barring US firms from trading with the Chinese tech giant.
The interconnectedness of high tech supply chains coupled with US [...]