ZTE Found Guilty of Violating 2017 Probation
A judge this week says ZTE violated the terms of the probation imposed on the company in March 2017, when it admitted to illegally shipping technology to Iran. ZTE settled with the government then and agreed to a probationary period through 2020. The judge now says ZTE violated its probation when it made false statements to the U.S. concerning disciplinary actions it was supposed to take against its managers. This same action caused ZTE to run afoul of the Commerce Department, which in April banned ZTE from using U.S. parts and software. That ban was lifted in July after ZTE paid a $1 billion fine, put $400 million more into escrow, and fired dozens of managers. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade extended the term of a U.S.-appointed monitor two more years, through 2022, for violating its probation. A separate monitor from the Commerce Department will oversee ZTE's importing and exporting activities for a period of 10 years.
Nov 28, 2018
ZTE has fallen into the U.S. government's crosshairs once again, this time thanks to its involvement with Venezuela.
Dec 6, 2018
Reuters today reports that the U.S. investigation into Huawei's potential violation of sanctions involves "an alleged scheme to use the global banking system to evade U.S.
Dec 7, 2018
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is facing extradition to the U.S. so she can face accusations that she hid connections with a company in order to sell sanctioned equipment to Iran.
Dec 5, 2018
The Wall Street Journal reports that Canadian authorities have arrested the CFO of Huawei — who is also the founder's daughter — at the request of U.S. authorities.
Dec 18, 2018
Apple's iPhones continue to infringe on Qualcomm patents even after a recent software update pushed by the company, according to Qualcomm. "Despite Apple's efforts to downplay the significance of the order and its claims of various ways it will address the infringement, Apple apparently continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions," said Qualcomm in a statement provided to Reuters.