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Ed.’s note: This is excellent news. You can do it America. Stop the outsourcing. Bring the technology back under American control. Is this part of this “nationalist strategy” going around seemingly being implemented by Donald Trump in America? Be very cautious with nationalist movements, it is part of a grand strategy by global fascists. In the minds of the globalist fascist networks, if immigration is used as the scapegoat, then nationalism will be forced which only brings about the international corporate fascist agenda. We are caught in a Hegelian vice. You want international trade? Then do it fairly and equitably.

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Source: Nikkei Asian Review

HP, Dell and Microsoft join electronics exodus from China

Production shift to create new rivals for world’s consumer tech factory

by CHENG TING-FANG, LAULY LI, COCO LIU and SHUNSUKE TABETA, Nikkei staff writers • July 03, 2019

PC brands’ shift away from China threatens to weaken the world’s tech manufacturing powerhouse. ©AP

TAIPEI/HONG KONG/CHONGQING — Global consumer electronics makers HP, Dell, Microsoft and Amazon are all looking to shift substantial production capacity out of China, joining a growing exodus that threatens to undermine the country’s position as the world’s powerhouse for tech gadgets.

HP and Dell, the world’s No. 1 and No. 3 personal computer makers who together command around 40% of the global market, are planning to reallocate up to 30% of their notebook production out of China, several sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Sony and Nintendo are also looking at moving some of their game console and smart speaker manufacturing out of the country, multiple sources told the Nikkei Asian Review. Other leading PC makers such as Lenovo Group, Acer and Asustek Computer are also evaluating plans to shift, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tech companies’ plans, spurred by the bitter trade battle between Washington and Beijing, have not changed despite the truce that was struck between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at last weekend’s Group of 20 summit in Osaka. Multiple sources said the situation was still too uncertain, while rising costs in China were also prompting manufacturers to examine alternatives.

The decision by some of the world’s biggest computer and game console brands to shift production — mainly of products destined for the U.S. — follows manufacturing reviews by other tech companies. Apple is exploring the cost implications of moving up to 30% of its smartphone production, Nikkei reported last month. Elsewhere manufacturers of servers, networking products, and some key electronics components are shifting out of China, often at the request of U.S. customers.

The moves will be a blow for China’s electronics exports, which have powered the country’s decades-long growth. China is the world’s biggest producer of PCs as well as smartphones.

Please go to Nikkei Asian Review to read the entire article.

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Source: CX Daily

Billions of Dollars Later, China Chipmakers Gain Ground but Still Trail Global Leaders

By Doug Young | July 3, 2019

I’m not usually one to jump on China’s “flavor of the day” high-tech bandwagon, as I do think most of the fluff that gets tossed around lacks substance and is manufactured simply to win public favor. But all the chatter about microchips — and China’s deficiencies and aspirations in the area — finally spurred me to look for some substance on this very topical high-tech matter.

These chips first came under the spotlight last year when Washington banned China’s No. 2 telecom equipment maker ZTE from buying such U.S.-made high-tech components as punishment for violating sanctions against Iran. It came back into focus in May when sector leader Huawei got slapped with a similar ban, even though many suspect that move’s timing was designed to give Washington more leverage in its year-old trade war with China.

The topic was back in headlines this week when Unigroup, one of China’s top aspiring chipmakers, announced its formation of an internal group focused on the manufacture of DRAM, one of two types of memory chips. Techies will know the other main kind of memory chip is NAND, and that the global market for both types is currently dominated by the likes of South Korea’s Samsung and Hynix, as well as U.S. giant Micron.

Please go to CX Daily to read the entire article.

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