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Samsung Looks to Offer ZTE an Alternative to Qualcomm’s Chips

Paige Tanner
Samsung Looks to Offer ZTE an Alternative to Qualcomm’s Chips

In mid-April 2018, the United States imposed a seven-year ban on sales to Chinese (FXI) telecommunications equipment and systems manufacturer ZTE. The ban came because ZTE violated US sanctions by illegally shipping telecommunications equipment to North Korea and Iran. The ban almost put ZTE out of business, as it earns a major portion of its revenue from the US.