Tag: U.S.

Apple faces 14% price hike if U.S. adds new 25% Chinese tariff

High prices already led Apple’s iPhone sales to plateau during the typically strong holiday season, and a new round of U.S. tariffs against Chinese-manufactured products are seriously endangering its upcoming revenues, CNBC notes today. At a threatened 25% tariff rate, Apple would need to raise its U.S. prices by roughly 14% to keep margins constant […]

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Samsung offers to cancel Galaxy Fold orders over ambiguous ship date

(Reuters) — Samsung said on Tuesday it cannot confirm the shipping date for its foldable device Galaxy Fold yet and apologized to its pre-order customers in the United States for the delay. The world’s top smartphone maker delayed global sales of the splashy $1,980 foldable phone after reviewers discovered problems with its display, dealing a […]

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China dusts the U.S., Finland, and South Korea with 34% of key 5G patents

Standards-essential patents are the ones so important that everyone in an industry needs to license them, turning major innovations into royalty goldmines for their inventors. If the latest research from patent analytics firm IPlytics (via Nikkei) is correct, China’s share of 5G standard-essential patent filings has grown sharply from the 4G era, and could enable Chinese […]

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Dutch carrier KPN backs Huawei, but only for non-core 5G network gear

Huawei has won a small battle in the broader war to supply European countries with 5G hardware: top Dutch carrier KPN has decided to use the controversial Chinese company’s telecommunications gear in its 5G network. But KPN has opted to use Huawei solely for non-core elements in its network, and will pick another vendor for […]

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Qualcomm interview: China’s early launch proves the world wants 5G now

History will remember April 2019 as a particularly big month for 5G networks, as carriers from the U.S., South Korea, and Europe all launched or significantly expanded their first 5G services. Last night, another global power revealed that it is 5G-ready, as state-owned carrier China Unicom announced that it’s moving up China’s first 5G network deployment […]

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Huawei would reportedly sell 5G chips to Apple, if U.S. ban isn’t an issue

In what may be the most unlikely business deal of the year, Huawei is apparently interested in selling 5G chips to Apple — exclusively. The team-up would make plenty of sense, if it wasn’t for the continued swirling of global controversies over the security of Huawei’s 5G hardware. The unlikely prospect of a Huawei-Apple deal was […]

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U.S. shifts to require strict 5G security from allies, not Huawei bans

Despite a particularly rough 2018, Chinese telecommunications hardware maker Huawei has tried to keep selling arguably insecure networking gear around the world — an effort openly opposed by the United States as its allies build early 5G networks. But in a subtle but meaningful shift, the U.S. is apparently relaxing its requirement that intelligence-sharing allies […]

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How Seriously Should We Take Trump’s Mexican Auto Tariff Threat?

<img data-attachment-id="1668584" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-e1554409497278.jpg" data-orig-size="2800,1886" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="mexico us border" data-image-description=" Chess Ocampo/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-450×303.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-610×411.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668584″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_486345745-1-610×411.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”411″> On Thursday, President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on cars entering the United States from Mexico if the nation doesn’t assist Washington in dealing with the migrant situation at its southern […]

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CTIA: U.S. and China lead global 5G race, followed by South Korea

China and South Korea were poised to lead the world in 5G last year, but quick actions by U.S. carriers and government officials have tilted the “global 5G race” in America’s favor, according to a new report from wireless industry association CTIA. From readiness to actual deployments and spectrum allocation, the United States is now […]

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U.S. Senators introduce Secure 5G and Beyond Act

Expressing concern over the security of 5G and future telecommunications systems, a group of senior U.S. Senators has introduced a bill that would require President Donald Trump to maximize the security of both domestic network infrastructure and that of foreign allies. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act was formally proposed by Senators John Cornyn, Richard Burr, […]

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Intel claims Aurora will be the first U.S. supercomputer to hit 1 exaflop

Intel today announced that it and subcontractor Cray will build the first supercomputer with of one exaflop of performance — equivalent to one quintillion floating point computations (“flops”) per second, where a flop equals two 15-digit numbers multiplied together — for the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. It’s expected to be delivered […]

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U.S. jury finds Apple infringed 3 Qualcomm patents

(Reuters) — Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Qualcomm last year sued Apple alleging […]

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FCC opens 24GHz mmWave 5G auction, includes deals for rural bidders

Nearly two months after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded its lengthy auction of 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum, the agency will today begin a similar auction for 24GHz millimeter wave spectrum. For major and smaller carriers alike, today’s auction represents the last opportunity to obtain early rights to transmit on 5G’s high-bandwidth but short-distance frequencies […]

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Qualcomm-Apple U.S. patent trial begins, foreshadowing antitrust case

(Reuters) — Qualcomm on Monday kicks off a patent challenge to Apple, capping off a two-year legal strategy to put pressure on the iPhone maker before a major antitrust lawsuit between the two goes to trial in April. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of mobile chips, alleges in federal court in San Diego that Apple […]

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Huawei racks up 5G network deals at MWC 2019 despite U.S. pressure

The United States spent 2018 mounting a historic international lobbying effort to stop Huawei hardware from being used in 5G network build-outs, but cellular carriers appear to be sending a message at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: Huawei is here to stay. For now. As the mobile industry’s top annual event for carriers […]

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Intel kills 5G deal with China’s Unigroup over U.S. security concerns

Intel has halted a long-term plan to share 5G modem technology with a Chinese government-backed chipmaker, due in part to concerns over recent U.S. tensions with China, Nikkei reports. The deal was previously expected to expand Intel’s opportunities in China’s growing market, while aiding the Chinese government’s plans to develop its own chip industry. Following […]

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U.S. deems EU allies ‘top priority’ in cutting Huawei out of 5G networks

(Reuters) — The United States sees the European Union as its top priority in a global effort to convince allies not to buy Huawei equipment for next-generation mobile networks, a U.S. State Department Official said on Tuesday. After meetings with the European Commission and the Belgian government in Brussels, U.S. officials are set to take a […]

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U.N. says the U.S. and China ahead of competition for artificial intelligence patents

(Reuters) — China and the United States are ahead of the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence (AI), according to a study by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published on Thursday. The study found U.S. tech giant IBM had by far the biggest AI patent portfolio, with 8,920 patents, ahead of Microsoft with […]

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