Founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, says movement of its US research center to Canada, was inspired by sanctions on the company by the US government.
Ren Zhengfei said the move was necessary because Huawei would be blocked from interacting with U.S. employees.
U.S. authorities say the world’s No. 2 global Smartphone brand Huawei Technologies and the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers is a security risk, which Huawei denies, and announced curbs in May on its access to American components and technology.
President Trump’s administration announced a 90-day reprieve on some sales to Huawei. The government said that would apply to components and technology needed to support wireless networks in rural areas.
Ren gave no explanation but Huawei confirmed in June it had cut 600 jobs at its Silicon Valley research center in Santa Clara, California, leaving about 250 employees.