Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the U.S.

 wsj.com  07/14/2019 02:27:00   Dan Strumpf

The U.S. blacklisting of Huawei is cutting off American businesses from a big client. WSJs Dan Strumpf looks at the American technology that has powered the Chinese companys smartphones. Photo composite: Sharon Shi

Huawei Technologies Co. is planning extensive layoffs at its U.S. operations, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Chinese technology giant continues to struggle with its American blacklisting.

The layoffs are expected to affect workers at Huaweis U.S.-based research and development subsidiary, Futurewei Technologies, according to these people. The unit employs about 850 people in research labs across the U.S., including in Texas, California and Washington state.

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