A Microsoft tech specialist is dissatisfied with US President Donald Trump's push against China's Huawei, arguing that such a dishonest and "un-American" attitude could severely hurt indigenous companies and that Microsoft itself will not be spared.
Technology giant President Brad Smith has grave doubts about the reasons why Huawei was added to the infamous US Entity List, effectively banning US companies from doing business with the Chinese behemoth. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Smith said his company wants the Trump administration to shed more light on the issue to see if the move was not taken without "a sound basis in fact, logic and the rule of law." [1
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LIVE OR DIE MOMENT for Huawei, the founder says the company is in "combat mode" against US sanctions  While some US companies have received temporary compensation to deal with Huawei, and they can continue to sell unless they fall under the vague notion of a security threat, Smith says that makes things difficult for American manufacturers.
"To tell a technology company that it can sell products but not buy an operating system or chips is like telling a hotel company that it can open its doors but not put beds in its hotel rooms or food at your restaurant. Either way, you are endangering the survival of this company, " explained the Microsoft president.
The US Silicon Valley primary is not only afraid of losing a key customer, as Huawei buys Microsoft software for its laptops, but also lose its grip on the global technology market if the US continues its restrictions.
reported that US companies, including Qualcomm, Intel and Microsoft, may to lose up to $ 11 billion if they lose Huawei as a customer, and because their earnings are at risk, US hardware and software vendors are already trying to lobby the US government to ease the ban on the Chinese firm.
Huawei, meanwhile, is working to adapt to US hostile policies and has already announced the launch of its Harmony OS, which could replace Google's Android if cut off by US technology. It is also believed to support the loss of access to the most popular Google applications by developing similar replacement programs.
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