• 15:16 Jun 25, 2019

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Huawei sues the U.S. Department of Commerce for seizing equipment

Huawei had sent equipment to a lab in California back in July 2017 when American officials seized them in Alaska on its way to China, to check whether the transfer needed an export license. It provided the US officials with all the relevant information even when there was no export license required at the time.

Apple to shift a part of its hardware production out of China

Apple is talking to its key manufacturing partners including Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron to evaluate options for moving 15 - 30 percent of its hardware production out of China. Apple is reported to be of the opinion that the risks of relying so much of production in China is too great at the point and is still on the rise.

Western Digital expands its Solid State Drive portfolio in India

The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD will be able to house to up to 2TB capacity on a single-sided M.2 form factor. The SSDs are integrated with a heatsink for maintaining optimum temperature and speed. The drives will be able to offer increased performance when gaming, better bandwidth and address the multi-tasking demands of users.

TSMC starts research and development of 2nm process node

TSMC’s announcement makes it the first company to speak openly about the futuristic 2nm architecture. The news comes from TSMC Senior Director Zhuang Zishou who revealed to Taiwanese media that the new 2nm plant will join the development of other next-generation chipset mode plants in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Israeli hacking tool claims to exploit any iPhone, Android phones

Cellebrite has announced on that it has developed a new version of its Universal Forensic Extraction Device. UFED Premium, the company claims is the “only on-premise solution for law enforcement agencies to unlock and extract crucial mobile phone evidence from all iOS and high-end Android devices”.

Qualcomm, Intel urge US government to ease ban on Huawei

Executives from Intel, Xilinx and Qualcomm have met with the US Commerce Department to persuade the US government on easing up the ban on sales to Huawei. The chipmakers have argued that Huawei's products use commonly available components which less likely to pose a risk to US’ national security.

Huawei Sailfish-based Aurora OS in the works to replace Android

Huawei is exploring options to use Aurora OS on its future smartphones. Aurora is a mobile operating system developed by Moscow-based Russian Open Mobile Platform. The interface is based on Sailfish OS created by Jolla and is already being pre-installed in devices in China for testing purposes.

redBus ventures into ride-sharing, launches rPool in Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad

rPool offers cost-splitting between fellow riders and also brings a Recurring Ride feature which allows users to auto-generate their daily commute without needing to apply for a ride every time. Riders can also choose the days and timings for the ride after which they will be presented with the list of Ride Givers.

Qualcomm ditches TSMC in favour of Samsung to make Snapdragon 865 chipset

Qualcomm has picked Samsung Foundry as its mass production partner for the manufacturing of the Snapdragon 865. What this essentially means is that Samsung will fab the next generation flagship Snapdragon processor through its EUV-based 7nm process with mass production starting from February 2020.

Huawei completes 46 commercial deals on 5G, gets past Nokia

The Chinese company has revealed that it has managed to strike 46 commercial 5G deals in total across 30 countries, even after being restricted access courtesy of the US ban. Huawei has said that it has shipped more one lack 5G stations across the globe though details of the list of countries are still unclear.