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India and China are both celebrating hardware-related wins that are being hailed as signs the respective nations' tech industries are in rude health. China's celebrations center on the Huawei Mate 60 Pro – a premium smartphone that Huawei quietly launched earlier this week without the usual pre-release leaks and speculation. …

  1. Avon B7

    No premium phones in recent years?

    Where did you get the idea that they haven't released premium phones in recent years?



    Huawei P40

    Huawei P40 Pro

    Huawei P40 Pro+

    Huawei Mate Xs

    Huawei Mate 30E Pro 5G

    Huawei Mate 40

    Huawei Mate 40 Pro

    Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

    Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design


    Huawei P50

    Huawei P50E

    Huawei P50 Pro

    Huawei P50 Pocket

    Huawei Mate X2


    Huawei Mate Xs 2

    Huawei Mate 50

    Huawei Mate 50E

    Huawei Mate 50 Pro

    Huawei Mate 50 RS Porsche Design


    Huawei P60

    Huawei P60 Art

    Huawei P60 Pro

    Huawei Mate X3

    Huawei Mate 60

    Huawei Mate 60 Pro

    They skipped a P series launch in 2022 but other than that they kept producing stellar premium phones (just without 5G) until this Mate 60 Pro release, which will definitely have been detected on the US sphincter scale.

    Huawei has successfully de-Americanised over 13,000 components, invested in over 70 chipset production software tools and completely re-jigged its supply chain.

    This product, albeit with it's current limitations, is a declaration of intent.

    If they begin making their advances available to third parties (and they will) the US stands to lose billions in the process.

    It is estimated that LAM Research alone stands to lose around 2.5 billion US dollars.

  2. Avon B7

    The reactions to sanctions

    Just a tiny smattering of quotes from people who actually know what they are talking about (unlike the Trump and Biden administrations):

    "I believe that export controls are not the right way to manage your economic risks if you have determined that there is an economic risk. If you close China from access to technology, that will also cost non-Chinese economies a lot of jobs and a lot of income."

    Peter Wennink, CEO of ASML

    "Losing access to the China market will cut the revenues of U.S. semiconductor companies. That would lower investment into research and development that can threaten these companies’ market leadership or, at worst, survival. Losing such a large market might even spark a new global chip shortage, as companies scale back investment, threatening both the U.S. and global economy."

    Rakesh Kumar: Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Illinois

    "... over the long-term, restrictions prohibiting the sale of our data centre GPUs to China, if implemented, will result in a permanent loss of an opportunity for the US industry to compete and lead in one of the world’s largest markets"

    Colette Kress (Nvidia chief financial officer)

    "If [Washington] continues to try to punish other nations and to pass bills and implement ‘America First’ policies in an unpredictable manner, other countries could form an alliance against the US"

    Yang Hyang-ja (South Korean politician, former Samsung Executive)

    "Repeated steps… to impose overly broad, ambiguous, and at times unilateral restrictions risk diminishing the US semiconductor industry’s competitiveness, disrupting supply chains, causing significant market uncertainty, and prompting continued escalatory retaliation by China"

    SIA (Semiconductor Industry of America)

    And when China imposed restrictions on Micron, we got this as reported by the Financial Times:

    The US Commerce Department has said it firmly opposed the restrictions that “have no basis in fact.”

    Laughable in the extreme!

    This from the same department that, willy nilly, slaps undefinable 'national security' labels on anything and everything to justify its unilateral, extraterritorial sanctions on Chinese companies and bullying tactics on allies.

    How is Huawei shipping phones with Google Mobile Services, a national security threat?

    The only question now is how long it will take the US to finally realise that yes, it shot a silver bullet, but it is flying straight into its very own head.

    Will they react in time to dodge it?

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