The US will end the ban on ZTE buying American software and hardware.
The terms of the deal require:
1. $1 billion penalty;
2. $400 million in escrow to be forfeited in the event of future export violations during the 10-year probationary period;
3. Compliance team in ZTE that will report to the company’s new chairman;
4. ZTE must change board and management team in 30 days.
Various online articles covering the US/ZTE deal ask what the US gets out of the ZTE deal.
None of the news sources mention that this deal saves ZTE and will lead to business for US suppliers of components and software to ZTE:
-Acacia Communications Inc
-Analog Devices Inc
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