Technology US strike on China's ZTE another blow for Qualcomm Updated : April 17, 2018 02:42 PM IST The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped a seven-year ban on sales to ZTE for breaking terms of an agreement reached last year after it was caught illegally shipping goods to Iran. Canalys, a technology consultancy, estimate that a higher 65% of ZTE phones contain Qualcomm chips Technology is the crux of the tensions. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.