Apple a “great company” and its founder Steve Jobs a “great man,” the company’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, told CNBC.
“Mr. Jobs was great not because he created Apple, but because he created an era, the mobile internet era,” Ren told CNBC. “Saying that he was great is an understatement. I think he was super-great.”
CEO Ren recalled a story about his youngest daughter Annabel Yao from 2011, the year Jobs died.
“When he passed away, I was on a vacation in the mountains with my family,” Ren said. “My younger daughter is a fan of Mr. Jobs, so she proposed that we stop for a moment of silence to mourn him, and we did.”
Ren admitted the company made mistakes in its smartphone strategy but says it learned from them.
“We set prices based on our costs, which were relatively low. Our costs were low for two reasons. First, as our technology advanced rapidly, we managed to bring down the costs of our products. Second, thanks to the Western management approaches we brought in, our operational costs were also kept low,” he said.
“As a result,” he added, “we set our prices at a relatively low level, which made it hard for Western companies to compete with us. We have reflected on this a lot.”
“We have raised our prices and now many people think Huawei is expensive,” he added.
Huawei established new Digital Energy Technology company to research on digital energy
Huawei established a new company registered under the name Shanghai Huawei Digital Energy Technology Co. Ltd. The company has Zhou Taoyuan as its representative with a registered capital of 20 million yuan.
The main objective of the company is to research and develop the most efficient energy resources. Its work mainly involves:
- Online energy metering technology research and development.
- Online energy monitoring technology research and development.
- The power industry energy-efficient technology research and development.
- Emerging energy technology research and development.
- Energy recovery system research and development.
The establishment of Shanghai Huawei Digital Energy Technology shows that Huawei may conduct research and development in the field of electric vehicles, deepening its existence in vehicle manufacturing.
Looking at the equity prices of Huawei solely owns the company with 100% Digital Energy Holdings. It can be regarded as Huawei’s yet another fully owned subsidiary.
Huawei already has a number of patents registered related to the automotive industry. The Chinese tech giant is also working on a number of technologies for autonomous driving.
There are several patents that Huawei has applied that can optimize algorithms, realize all-weather operation, automatic parking, and more.
Huawei and GAC plans for smart electric SUV
In the related news, the GAC Group has recently announced its partnership with Huawei. Both these companies are planning for a new smart SUV that will integrate all the smart car solutions of Huawei and the resource of GAC.
It will be a pure electric vehicle. Furthermore, this smart car is said to enter mass production by the end of 2023. Read more here
(Via – It Home)
Huawei joins the list of top three global innovators, jumped two place compared to last year: EU Rankings
The 2020 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard ranks the research investment levels of 2500 companies across the globe that covers 90% of the world’s business-funded R&D.
According to the 2020 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, Huawei heads to third place which is a jump of two places compared to last year. In 2019, the Chinese tech giant has got fifth place on the scorecard.
Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU Institutions said – “The EU confirms that Huawei is now among the top three innovative global companies. To maintain the European way of life for its future generations, Europe will need to use the best technologies and innovations. Huawei stands ready to team up with Europe for a joint bright future,”
Most of the global research that Huawei carries out takes place in Europe. The company has established its first research center in Sweden in the year 2000. With a series of partnerships with over 150 European universities, Huawei is deeply embedded within the ICT research ecosystem in Europe. Through this collaborative research activity, Huawei makes Europe fit for the digital age.
Huawei believes that international research collaboration strengthens EU competitiveness and contributes to climate change mitigation, thus strategically supporting the European Green Deal.
Trump orders US companies to look for an alternative to China, stocks slide
On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump said, “our great American companies are hereby ordered” to “immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”
The U.S. President also said he is ordering all carriers, including Fed Ex, Amazon, UPS, and the Post Office, to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE,….all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year.
….better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
President Xi said this would stop – it didn’t. Our Economy, because of our gains in the last 2 1/2 years, is MUCH larger than that of China. We will keep it that way!” he added.
Mr. Trump tweeted. “I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon.”
….all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!). Fentanyl kills 100,000 Americans a year. President Xi said this would stop – it didn’t. Our Economy, because of our gains in the last 2 1/2 years, is MUCH larger than that of China. We will keep it that way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
The U.S. President tweets came after China hiked tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products.
According to CNBC, Semiconductor stocks and shares of Apple slide after President Trump tweets. Shares of Apple fell as much as 4.5%, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF declined 4%. Among the chip companies, Qualcomm slid 4.5%, Nvidia lost 4.8%, Advanced Micro Devices dropped 6.6%, Micron fell 4.2% and Broadcom slid 5.3%.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq was off 2.1%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 2.2% and the S&P 500 fell 2.4%.