Huawei Cleared by US to Buy Chips for Automotive Business

The US has cleared the way for Huawei to purchase chips for its auto component business, giving the company a bit of a reprieve.

WeChat Halts New Subscriptions

Popular chat and social media app WeChat, known as Weixin in China, has announced it is suspending new subscriptions as it deploys a security upgrade.

AG Wants to Strengthen Policies for Obtaining Lawmaker Data

US Attorney General Merrick Garland wants to strengthen policies for obtaining lawmaker data and has vowed swift action regarding recent revelations.

TikTok and WeChat In the Clear as Biden Reverses Trump’s Ban Attempts

TikTok and WeChat’s battle to avoid being sold is finally over, as President Biden has signed an executive order undoing the previous administration’s attempt to ban them.

Xiaomi Removed From US Blacklist

The Department of Defense (DOD) is removing Chinese firm Xiaomi from a blacklist preventing it from operating in the US.

Biden Administration Tightens the Screws on Huawei

Any hopes Huawei had of the Biden administration easing up on restrictions were dashed, as the new administration is doubling down.

Huawei May Be Pivoting to Electric Vehicles

After suffering devastating losses as a result of US sanctions, Huawei may be preparing to pivot to electric vehicles.

Huawei Will Cut Smartphone Shipments by More Than 60% in 2021

Huawei has informed suppliers that it will cut smartphone shipments by at least 60% in 2021.

Biden Administration Reviewing WeChat Ban

The Biden administration is reviewing an attempted ban of WeChat, amid a broader review of the previous administration’s actions against Chinese platforms.

Xiaomi Sues US Government In Effort to Overturn Ban

Xiaomi is suing the US Treasury Department and the Department of Defense in an effort to overturn a Trump administration ban.

On His Way Out, Ajit Pai Warns of China’s Threats to Telecoms

Ajit Pai has stepped down as Federal Communications Commission Chairman, but he had some parting words of warning regarding China.

TikTok Gains Reprieve Judge As Judge Blocks Ban

The deadline for ByteDance to complete the sale of TikTok has come and gone, but a judge has blocked the ban, giving the company more time.

Trump Administration May Restrict Global Cloud Computing Companies

The White House is considering an executive order that would limit how cloud computing companies can operate internationally.

US Commerce Department Won’t Enforce TikTok Shutdown Order

The US Commerce Department has signaled it will not enforce the order to shutdown and ban TikTok.

TikTok Wants to Know What’s Going On With Its Ban

Wondering what’s going on with TikTok’s ban? Evidently, so is TikTok, as the company’s future has been left in limbo.

TikTok Wins Reprieve Against Being Banned

TikTok has won its latest round against the Trump administration, getting a temporary injunction against the administration’s looming ban.

Trump Administration May Ban More Chinese Apps

The Trump administration is looking at banning additional Chinese apps as negotiations over TikTok have nearly ground to a halt.

Walmart Joining Microsoft in Effort to Purchase TikTok

Walmart is getting in on the TikTok action, joining Microsoft’s bid to purchase the beleaguered social media platform.

TSMC Will Build $12 Billion Semiconductor Factory in US

Following reports the Trump administration was in talks with chip makers to build US factories, TSMC has announced plans to do just that.

The Rise of American Semiconductor Business: Government and Corporations Look to Manufacture Chips Stateside

After years of exporting semiconductor manufacturing overseas, the Trump administration, Intel and TSMC are in talks to open chip factories in the US.