Tuesday, 15 May 2018

NYT report on how ZTE, a Chinese low-cost Telecom equipment & devices major company with global presence, has got severely crippled by USA sanctions

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/business/zte-trump-china.html

A small extract from it:

.. the [USA Federal Commerce] department forbade American technology companies from selling their products to ZTE for seven years.

That means no Qualcomm chips or Android software for its phones, and no American chips or other components for its cellular gear. Analysts estimate that four-fifths of ZTE’s products have American companies. ZTE went into a tailspin, saying last week that it had shut down major operations.
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Ravi: USA tech. companies are way ahead of the rest of the world in most tech. products and services categories. In a component-based-development model that gets followed by tech sector worldwide, most end products & services offered by tech companies worldwide rely on foundational components supplied by USA tech. companies. So if USA federal government orders USA tech. companies to stop shipment (of their foundational components) to any end product and/or service tech. company anywhere in the world, that will be a similar severe crippling blow to that company like in this case of the Chinese company, ZTE. That's the raw and awesome power that USA and its tech. companies with their foundational tech. components, have over any other tech. company anywhere in the world.

In the material world, be it tech. products, or be it military power or sophisticated banking & finance, or whatever, science & technology rule! It is AS SIMPLE AS THAT!

[I thank nytimes.com and have presumed that they will not have any objections to me sharing the above small extract from their website on this post which is freely viewable by all, and does not have any financial profit motive whatsoever.]

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