According to the latest information, the Trump administration has notified key Huawei suppliers of revoking certain licenses that allow them to sell their goods to the Chinese tech giant.
Source of Reuters reports that suppliers including chipmaker Intel and dozens of others that have received the license to continue business with the company before are now rejected.
The latest assault on Huawei came amid Donald Trump’s days of the presidency will be over on January 20, as Joe Biden will take the oath as the next U.S. President on Wednesday.
It’s also revealed that Semiconductor Industry Association on Friday said that the Commerce Department had issued “intents to deny a significant number of license requests for exports to Huawei and a revocation of at least one previously issued license.”
Sources suggest that there are a total of eight licenses scraped from four major firms.
The semiconductor association’s email said the actions spanned a “broad range” of products in the semiconductor industry and asked companies whether they had received notices.
The email noted that companies had been waiting “many months” for licensing decisions, and with less than a week left in the administration, dealing with the denials was a challenge.
Companies that have been ordered under this new decision have received the “intent to deny” notices and will be given 20 days to respond, and the Commerce Department has 45 days to advise them of any change in a decision or it becomes final.
These latest actions from the Trump government are not surprising as recently, his administration added more Chinese companies such as Xiaomi to the blacklist to halt their business access in the U.S. market.
In May 2019, U.S. Commerce Department added Huawei to Entity List and restricted suppliers from selling U.S. goods and technologies to the Chinese tech giant.
Following the Entity List announcement, U.S companies were given the choice of applying for special licenses to sell to Huawei. However, only a number of goods categories were allowed to be sold to the Chinese company.
The sources added, around 150 companies had applied for the license for $120 billion worth of goods and technology, which had been held up because various U.S agencies could not agree on whether they should be granted.
Still, another $280 billion of license applications for goods and technology for Huawei still have not been processed.
Companies such as Intel has received a license from U.S. commerce to continue business with Huawei. On the other hand, the company wasn’t allowed to get 5G network equipment products.
Huawei takes Sunshine Computers to court for infringement
On 22nd September, a trademark infringement case between Huawei Technologies and Sunshine Computers comes to light. The civil court made the first instance judgment and announce the decision in Huawei’s favor.
According to the information, plaintiff Huawei takes the defendant Sunshine computers to court for infringement of its exclusive rights. The plaintiff claimed that its trademark is been used without the company’s concerns.
Huawei claims that Sunshine Computer Technology conspicuously used the company registered trademark “Huawei” without taking consent. Moving ahead, both parties are related to the same field and provides likewise kinds of services.
As the company didn’t approve the defendant to use the trademark, it’s infringing on the exclusive right to use this cited trademark.
Coming to the defendant’s part, it explains that the placement supplies were provided by the Huawei Loudi Company. Furthermore, the decoration was all completed by Huawei. Besides, the defendant also applied a counterclaim in court.
First Instance Verdict:
Department of Economic Damage of Guangdong announces this verdict. The court didn’t found any exact prove like an agreement or any written deal between both parties. Therefore, Sunshine Computer Technology is proven to uses the trademark with official permission.
The court instructed the defendant to instantly stopped using the plaintiff’s trademarks without his consult. Moreover, to reflects on the action defendant has to pay the compensation amount of 5,000 Yuan.
About Sunshine Computers:
Linked with computer-related parts and marketing this branch belongs to Sunshine Computer Technology Business Departmentinvoalved in this case. As per the data, it locates in Loudi City of Hunan province China.
50 Irish students will get Huawei scholarship worth €5,000 in Ireland
Huawei initiates a scholarship program for Irish students under its seeds for the Future 2021 activity. A total of 50 Irish students would be provided with a chance to avail themselves of scholar benefits and be a part of Huawei activities.
Luke McDonnell who is a senior communications manager at Huawei Ireland, sees this campaign for cultivating and rewarding future talents. He commented, the company is determined of empowering ICT technologies in Ireland, furthermore, it’s also encouraging the students to polish their skills and knowledge.
According to the news, Ireland is the first country in western Europe to receive this scholarship initiative. The company is hosting this program since 2015 in different countries, now it selects Ireland.
Moving ahead, the company has provided a pleasant capital of 250,000 in academic privileges. Selected top 50 students will be granted €5,000 each in this criteria. Participants have to complete an online course in a week that will start on 18th October and concluded on 26th October.
- Selected students will receive virtual Huawei campuses tours
- Opportunity to explore smart cities, AI, cloud computing, 5G and, IoT
- Guidance from Huawei senior engineers or guest speakers
- Huawei flagship store in Shenzhen visit
- Insights on modern Chinese business culture
- Coaching to learn Mandarin and calligraphy
Besides, the offered course will be based on STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’ll help them to develop their understanding of the ICT industry and know about Chinese culture.
Additionally, participants will also get a chance to be a part of Huawei’s Tech4Good project in team activities. It’ll let them know about the technical solutions for social and environmental problems. Moreover, it’ll the last chance to present their view encapsulated in a project to get the eligibility for the school.
- All undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland can apply for the scholarship
- The deadline for registration until 14 October on Thursday
- Applicants have to send their CV along with a short video about their interest
- Submission Address- email@example.com
- The course will start on 18th October
Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman
During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”
Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.
Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.
“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.
In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.
Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.
This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.
During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.
Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.