Technology Huawei developer conference postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus

10:40  23 january  2020
10:40  23 january  2020 Source:   theverge.com

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Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. HDC.Cloud 2020 was planned to take place in Shenzhen on February 11th to 12th, but has been pushed back to March 27th-28th, according to the event’s website. 17 people are confirmed to have been killed by the SARS-like virus so far.

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The conference is enterprise-focused and serves as Huawei’s primary event for IT developers. “We want to share the ICT technologies and capabilities Huawei has developed over the past 30 years,” Huawei said to promote it. “Our Kunpeng and Ascend processors, in particular, will be powerful new engines for global developers.”

Huawei postpones its developer conference over deadly coronavirus

  Huawei postpones its developer conference over deadly coronavirus The event was meant to happen in Shenzhen, China, Feb. 11-12, but has been delayed by the outbreak in Wuhan.Huawei pushed back its China developer conference over the viral outbreak.

Health officials in Wuhan , China have revealed that 136 new cases of a mysterious new strain of the coronavirus have been diagnosed over just two days, bringing Infectious disease experts at Imperial College London have calculated that the number of cases in Wuhan alone is approaching 1,700.

Share. Tweet. Share. Share. Email. Huawei has set the time and avenue for its 2019 Developer Conference that will be officially kick off in Dongguan City, China from August 9 to 11. How to watch HDC 2019: Catch EMUI 10, Hongmeng OS and more.

Huawei is unlikely to be the last Chinese company to alter its upcoming events calendar, as the situation in Wuhan is being treated with serious countermeasures. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has warned staff not to travel to mainland China during the upcoming Lunar New Year period, Reuters reports. The entire city of Wuhan, which has more than 11 million residents, is on lockdown as of Thursday morning, with airports and train stations closed until further notice.

It’s unclear how effective the unprecedented containment effort will be. “To my knowledge, trying to contain a city of 11 million people is new to science,” Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization’s China representative Gauden Galea told the Associated Press today. “It has not been tried before as a public health measure. We cannot at this stage say it will or it will not work.”

How coronavirus is upending the tech industry's supply chain .
From iPhones to LCD televisions, much of the world’s consumer technology is made in China, or relies on parts made there. The nation is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, computers, and televisions. It exports billions of dollars of goods every year.Coronavirus has had an obvious and immediate impact on that productivity, as offices and factories across the nation halt operations. Depending on how quickly the virus continues to spread, analysts say the global tech supply chain could take a serious hit, leading to product delays and shortages.

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