Description: Why would Ren give his company’s most valuable IP—source code, hardware design, production technology, testing methods, the whole ball of wax—to an American company, in effect creating a new competitor? Well, first of all, because he’s correctly come to the conclusion that U.S. concerns over the security of the Huawei ecosystem are not going away. Those concerns did not begin with Trump, and they will not end with him.
Date: Sep 20, 2019
Questions for discussion:
- Summarize the situation facing the firm and the global industry.
- What do you think of the offer?
- Do you think it could happen and if so, which American firm would fit best?