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Definition: Huawei


(Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, www.huawei.com) The largest mobile device manufacturer in China and the largest networking and telecom manufacturer worldwide. Founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengfei and pronounced "Wah-way," the company had more than 180,000 employees globally at the end of 2018. Huawei's products are used in more than 150 countries and by most of the large telecom companies.

Claims of Espionage
The U.S. claimed that Huawei uses its products to spy on Americans, which the company vehemently disputes. Nevertheless, in 2018, Huawei abandoned the U.S. consumer market due to these accusations. See ZTE.