Great sound, great build, fit ye sae?
I’ve been reviewing both software and hardware for over 35 years now, but this is the first time I’ve had to take into account geopolitics. But more, much more on that later.
US dependence is too risky
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is increasing its its efforts to develop its own smartphone CPUs believing that US gear is too risky to have in your supply chain.
We can’t have independence without a little dependence
Chinese chipmakers have been warning their government that they cannot meet targets to domestically source 40 per cent of chips by 2020 without US involvement.
Samsung smartphones will be the real winner of the US-China trade war which will damage Apple and Huawei.
Do not shift your supply chains out of China
China has formally warned big US tech companies of “dire consequences” if they shift their supply chains out of the country as part of Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump’s trade war.
Shall we stock up again?
The chief executive officer of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has given a clear warning about the fragility of the semiconductor supply chain, prompted by the ever fiercer rattling of sabres between the United States of America and mainland China.
Tit for Tat for Huawei arrest
Canada said 13 of its citizens had been detained in China since Huawei Technologies Co-Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested last month in Vancouver at the request of the United States.
Trump weighted tariffs start to bite
President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s tariffs have started to affect the price of tech goods across the pond.
Trade Wars strike again
Semiconductor firm Qualcomm indicated that it would drop its bid to buy Philips subsidiary NXP – looking like it is suffering from collateral damage because of the China-USA trade wars.