An engineer for Chinese-based smartphone maker Huawei recently sent an image of some product design material to an Apple vendor. The Huawei engineer's note gently provided the vendor with "suggesting a design you already have experience with," but the vendor didn't play ball.
If it's not obvious to read, this meeting is reflective of the many ways Huawei has allegedly attempted to copy and simply steal Apple business secrets – an attempt the US government outlined in detail in a number of criminal charges against the company that was unveiled last month. A new report today from The information adds the mix, reporting details for meetings like the one above, and another involving a meeting between Huawei engineers working on a smartwatch and component vendor representatives. [1
"They tried their luck, but we didn't want to tell them anything," said executive.
Per Macrumors meets so to reflect "a pattern of dubious tactics" on Huawei's side to try to score technology from Chinese vendors working for Apple. "According to a Huawei spokesperson, the site today says:" The company has not been in error: "By conducting research and development, Huawei employees must seek and use publicly available information and respect third-party intellectual property rights as per our business executives policy. & # 39; "
However," Huawei's information collection program led to events that the Huawei engineer investigated an Apple Watch detail provider, as well as Huawei who copied a component of the MacBook Pro. In particular, the company built a contact for its MateBook Pro as was just like the one used in Apple's MacBook Pro from 2016, so the computer's hinge became thinner, while the screen was attached to the logic board. "
Huawei approached several vendors, the site continues to report, and provided them with forms like Apple's , "but the most recognized part and refused to make it to Huawei. The company told The Information that it requires the delivery Doors maintain a high standard of ethics and do not seek or access the competitor's confidential information. Finally, Huawei found a willing supplier, and the contact was built into the MateBook Pro. "