The news for Huawei this morning is frankly pretty grim. The company, which had high hopes the likes of Google and Microsoft (and others) would be granted licences to deal with the Chinese tech giant, has not been quite so fortunate.
Is it a good idea for governments to interfere with supply chains? Multiple parts of the U.S. government certainly believe so and are seeking to expand the current trade dispute with China.
China famously spends more on importing semiconductor chips than it does on importing oil. This bit of trivia illustrates China's deep dependency on foreign chips and is especially notable given China's outsize efforts to break the habit.
SHENZHEN, China — Those who packed a ballroom at the Global Distribution and Supply Chain Leaders’ Summit last week couldn't stop talking about Texas Instruments' recent decision to cancel distribution agreements.
Supplier realignment always causes stress in the electronics supply chain -- but the past six weeks has moved the needle to "anxiety."
In early October, chip maker Texas Instruments announced it was dropping six of its distributors -- including Avnet Inc., WPG and WT Microelectronics -- by the end of 2020.
IEC Electronics Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:IEC) CEO Jeff Schlarbaum says Taiwanese electronic component manufacturer Yageo Corporation’s acquisition of US rival Kemet Corporation (NASDAQ:KEM) may pose a national security risk and other problems.
A Long Island security company has been busted for duping U.S. military forces into spending millions on vulnerable Chinese-made equipment by slapping “Made in USA” labels on its products, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday.
Even in a secure environment, supply chain security can contain gaps. The seller may have its supply chain locked down, but the manufacturer — confident in its own practices — may be dealing with parts suppliers who work with unsecured companies.
Washington is leaning on Taipei to instruct TSMC to stop fabbing Huawei’s ICs, reports the FT.
Two-dimensional and 3D X-ray technologies are among the most useful nondestructive testing methods. They enable the inspection of an object’s internal features without having to disassemble the sample or destroy the part in the process.