SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics will increase investment at its chip factory in China by $8 billion to boost production of NAND flash memory chips, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say a Las Vegas business owner was sentenced Monday in San Diego to six months in federal prison for conspiring to import counterfeit cellphone parts from China to the United States.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A Las Vegas business owner was sentenced to six months in prison this week for importing nearly $1.5 million in counterfeit electronics from China, according to federal prosecutors.
Supply chain risks are on the rise. Protecting the supply chain is a critical aspect of our national security, health and public safety. Whether parts are electronic or not, if they aren’t what they are represented to be, don’t do what they are supposed to do, or do things that they’re not supposed to do, then they pose real, tangible risks...
Acquisition authorities made a proposed rule final — to keep phony parts out of systems the government buys. It’s been a long time coming. Congress in 2012 mandated that Defense contractors and subcontractors report counterfeit or suspected fakes into a central database.
In an effort to further harden the critical-to-mission component supply chain, a new FAR clause published November 22 finalizes a FAR provision that dramatically expands the mandatory reporting of counterfeit and certain nonconforming parts to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) and, in some instances, the relevant contracting officer.
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.