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UK chipmaker Imagination at risk of being seized by Chinese investor

The UK company Imagination fears intellectual property assets could be lost…

What you need to know Apple and Samsung chipmaker Imagination has scheduled an emergency board meeting next week. That’s over fears that a state-controller Chinese investor is trying to seize control of the company. Imagination makes GPUs for Apple and Samsung, and its designs feature in 30% of the world’s smartphones.

Apple and Samsung chipmaker Imagination has scheduled an emergency board meeting after it emerged that  [Read More…]

Huawei denies report of special treatment by Chinese government

Huawei says it’s treated like all other tech companies in China.

What you need to know In a report published on December 25, The Wall Street Journal claimed that support from China greatly aided Huawei’s rise in the global market. Huawei claims it receives no special treatment and is under the same rules as other tech companies. Huawei says that the report has seriously damaged its reputation, and it may take legal action.

Once again, Huawei is  [Read More…]

Samsung spends $15 billion to grow Chinese semiconductor presence

Spending billions on China hoping China will spend billions back.

What you need to know Samsung will invest $ 15 billion in a semiconductor plant in Xi’an, China. The first $ 7 billion phase will be completed by 2020. The second phase will be ready by the end of 2021.

Samsung will invest up to $ 15 billion to expand a semiconductor factory in Xi’an in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, according to SamMobile. The factory was opened  [Read More…]

Samsung outsourcing some production to China to compete with Chinese brands

Using a Chinese ODM will help it lower prices on budget level phones.

What you need to know Samsung is partnering with a Chinese ODM Wingtech to produce its Galaxy A series phones in China to save money. The South Korean company plans to ship 60 million made in China phones, according to sources. Critics fear there could be quality issues with the ODM-made phones and that it could likely backfire, lowering the costs for all companies  [Read More…]

Huawei is dominating the Chinese smartphone market

A victory for Huawei.

What you need to know Huawei has posted an impressive 66% growth in smartphone shipments for China in Q3 2019. This was despite the Chinese smartphone market contracting as a whole. It was the only major smartphone maker to post any growth whatsoever.

Earlier in the month, we reported that Huawei’s smartphone shipments were finally resurging after two quarters of stagnation. Shipments grew by 8 million units compared to the 59 million phones  [Read More…]

HTC might be looking to exit the Chinese smartphone market

The company has pulled its phones from Tmall and JD.

What you need to know HTC has stopped selling its phones at Tmall and JD in China. “Due to the consideration of HTC China’s long-term business strategy.” The company will keep selling phones on its own online site.

Once one of the undisputed Android kings, HTC’s smartphone division has been in a rut for quite a while now. Most recently, the company made a decision that strongly  [Read More…]

Huawei faces allegations that it’s being funded by Chinese state security

The CIA accuses Huawei of receiving funding from Chinese state security.

Huawei is facing fresh allegations from U.S. intelligence for allegedly receiving funding from Chinese state security. According to The Times, a source informed it that the CIA has accused Huawei of receiving funding from China’s National Security Commission, the People’s Liberation Army, and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network.

This comes after U.S. intelligence shared its claims with members of the Five Eyes  [Read More…]

The Nokia 7 Plus was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers

Nokia left Chinese telecom code on the international model of the phone.

For the past couple of years, Nokia’s been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia’s many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.

Per NRK:

In February, we got a tip from Henrik  [Read More…]

Super Chargers: Samsung is being left in the dust by Chinese manufacturers

Chinese brands are at the forefront of fast charging innovations.

Phones have transformed drastically over the course of the last decade, but the trusty Lithium-ion battery has seen little in the way of change. Sure, batteries are denser and have much better safeguards built in, but the technology itself hasn’t altered much. Until new-age tech like gallium nitride comes in, the only other recourse for manufacturers is to build fast charging tech that pushes Li-ion to its  [Read More…]

Huawei founder denies spying on U.S. for the Chinese government

Ren Zhengfei also gave praise for President Donald Trump.

Throughout all of 2018, Huawei was placed under heavy scrutiny from the United States government over concerns that the company was using its technology to spy on the U.S. and provide information to China’s Communist Party.

Now, for the first time in over four years, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei has made a public statement to international media.

At a roundtable meeting in Shenzhen, Zhengfei said:

I love my  [Read More…]