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Chip contract absence from Huawei is hurting TSMC very bad, says research

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Throughout recent years, the partnership between Huawei and TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has grown to the next level and both of these tech giants have benefited from each other cooperation.

Back in May 2019, the US Commerce Department added Huawei into the Entity -List that prohibited the company from purchasing U.S.-made technology or selling its products in the country. That results from self-developed chips cannot be manufactured and cannot import components from third parties.

The company affected Especially by its flagship mobile phones because TSMC could no longer continue to produce Huawei designed chipset.

Huawei is one of the biggest customers of TSMC and the company’s latest Kirin 9000 chipset is developed by TSMC’s  5nm process technology. This chipset was first used in the Huawei Mate 40 series, Mate X2 foldable phone, and more to come.

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Due to the U.S. sanctions, TSMC is unable to do business with Huawei for its advanced manufacturing processes. As it could not provide the chip-making services to the Chinese smartphone maker for its upcoming flagship devices.

According to the data generated by the information network, in 2019, Apple was at the top rank that contributed about 24% of TSMC’s revenue, and Huawei was second which contributed 15%.

In 2020, affected by many unfavorable factors but Huawei still ranked second with a 12.8% contribution in TSMC’s revenue after Apple. However, in 2021, things are different The Taiwan company does not expect any revenue from Huawei in terms of customer contribution.

According to the data, TSMC’s sales revenue from Huawei in 2019 is about 36 billion yuan and in 2020 it will reach 38.9 billion yuan. so, it’s quite a heavy toll for the Taiwanese company.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Canada to ban Huawei from 5G: Report

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Huawei has been under a lot of difficulties for the last three years due to U.S. sanctions, which have led to bans on its network equipment in different markets. However, despite various processes, Canada has now also shown its direction on this matter to ban Huawei from 5G development in the country.

According to the report coming from Reuters, Canada is planning to ban Huawei from its 5G network gear installation program citing national security risks without showing any of them.

The country is following the path of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing group including five countries including the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

“We intend to exclude Huawei and ZTE from our 5G networks,” Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters in Ottawa. “Providers who already have this equipment installed will be required to cease its use and remove it under the plans we’re announcing today.”

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Aside from this, the Canadian government has also laid down a deadline for carriers and network companies to remove their network 5G equipment by the year 2024. On the other hand, companies that use 4G equipment from Huawei will be required to remove the gear until 2027.

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Past:

In 2018, Canada announce to review of the ongoing Huawei matter to adapt its network gear. Last, in 2018, Huawei’s Chief Financial Official is detailed Vancouver Airport.

Huawei’s stand:

regarding this matter, Alykhan Velshi, Vice President of corporate affairs for Huawei in Canada said with Canadian Broadcasting Corp that the company is still waiting to hear what sort of national security threats they think Huawei poses.

Adding to this, Velshi said, Huawei is completely operational in Canada and there are over 1500 employees in the country, most of them conduct research and development. Other than these, Huaewi continues to sell new products in the market.

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Throughout the entire discussion, Huawei has been targeted by the different governments over political means but no one has not shown any sort of evidence against the Chinese tech firm.

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Huawei registers ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark

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On May 18, 2022, Huawei registered the ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark in China. This trademark application has document version 47543398 and the trademark has not been published yet. According to the information, Trademark Office held that the goods designated for use by the opposed trademark were Class 1 “silicones”.

The ‘Huawei Soil’ trademark class belongs to the same category as “unprocessed plastics; plasticizers” that were approved for use in trademarks such as “Huawei Zhixuan” cited earlier by the opponent. or similar goods.

In further terms, the opposed trademark completely contains the distinctive identification part of the trademark cited by the opponent, “Huawei”, and does not form a new meaning with an obvious difference. If it is used concurrently, consumers will be misunderstood.

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Huawei AppGallery facing a severe issue: Report

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Huawei AppGallery is a new generation of an app distribution platform for Huawei devices and the Chinese tech maker is working on improving its productivity for smartphone owners. However, recently a severe issue has been reported on Huawei AppGallery that allows downloading paid apps for free of cost.

According to the input coming from 9to5Google, an Android developer has found an issue in Huawei AppGallery that doesn’t have any special protection feature for the paid applications. This could lead to easy exploitation and enables to obtain the download link for premium apps without even paying for them.

In simple words, it could cause a loss to the developer but the report also mentions that this issue has been reported to Huawei. However, there’s no clear guideline or response that has been received on this matter.

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Huawei AppGallery:

Huawei AppGallery is a smart solution that allows developers to create a new user experience for the consumers. The platform is supported by Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core, which enables various APIs in applications.

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Huawei AppGallery serves under the top three app marketplace globally and brings a whole range of global and local apps including navigation & transport, news, social media, and more.

AppGallery is available in more than 170 countries and regions with over 580 million monthly active users globally. Huawei partnered with 5.4 million developers across the globe, and in 2021 the total app distributions from AppGallery reached 432 billion times.

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