“gifts, travel, and entertainment”
Qualcomm has settled charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it hired relatives of Chinese officials who could influence the selection of its mobile technology products.
30 million too high
Asustek has decided that it is unlikely to met its target shipments of 30 million ZenFone-series smartphones to all markets except China in 2016
Prepared to pay $1.2 billion
A group of Chinese investors are prepared to write a cheque for $1.2 billion to buy the Opera browser.
The little red chequebook opens
The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province.
Working with the government to build ARM server chips
Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China.
Tackling fears of spy technology
Chipzilla is joining an increasing number of western companies who are forming partnerships with Chinese outfits to help address concerns about the security of imported technology.
Build your gear in America dammit!
Comedy presidential option Donald Trump has angered the Tame Apple Press by daring to suggest that if he was elected Apple would be forced to make its products in the US.
Apple orders less from suppliers
While the Tame Apple Press is writing yearly reviews which claim that Jobs’ Mob cleaned everyone’s clock this year, it appears that sales of its only remaining “growing” product is slumping.
Still did pretty well
Xiaomi chairman Lei Jun’s prediction of his company selling 80 million to 100 million smartphones in 2015 might not be coming about after all.