Huawei Lays Off More Than 600 American Workers
After being blacklisted by the U.S. government, China’s Huawei Technologies had cut off more than 600 jobs at its Futurewei Technologies research arm in the United States.
Futurewei Technologies had almost 850 workers working in the United States. The company offices are situated in Silicon Valley, the greater Seattle, Chicago, and Dallas areas.
The telecommunication company was declared security a threat by the U.S. Commerce Department in May, placing the firm on its “entity list”. The Company was also prohibited from buying products from any U.S. tech companies.
Huawei said that the job cuts were “due to the curtailment of business operations” caused by the U.S. government’s actions.
As Huawei got trade blacklisted, it’s now illegal for Futurewei to transfer sensitive technologies to its parent.
According to data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Futurewei had listed more than 2,100 patents in telecommunications, 5G cellular networks, and video & camera technologies.