China-based Huawei's worldwide reach
Wednesday 6 December 2023
Huawei's 5nm chip in L540 NB could be inventory made by TSMC before US ban
The latest report by Wccftech pointed out that Huawei's new notebook (NB) PC L540 is equipped with the 5nm Kirin 9006C, an SoC with 8 cores. Chinese media ITHome...
Friday 1 December 2023
Taiwan notebooks, 3Q 2023
Global notebook shipments enjoyed a further resumption in the third quarter of 2023, but will fall sequentially in the fourth quarter.
Thursday 30 November 2023
Chipmakers target China through subsidiaries, JV, and localization
Despite the US' harsher export restrictions on China, chipmakers continue to pursue the Chinese market through localization, joint venture (JV), and subsidiary tactics.
Thursday 30 November 2023
Huawei to boost shipments of upcoming P70 smartphones
Huawei has scaled up initial shipments of its upcoming flagship P70 series smartphones, expected to launch in the first quarter of 2024 at the earliest, according to industry sources...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Samsung may not reach foldable smartphone sales target due to competition from Chinese brands
In the second half of 2023, Chinese smartphone brands began to launch foldable smartphones one after the other, which squeezed the market space for Samsung Electronics. Recently,...
Monday 27 November 2023
Automotive electronics become key to survival for China's self-designed chips
Moore Silicon, a chip subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned electronics company TCL, is the latest dissolved in-house IC design team of a technology conglomerate in China after Oppo's...
Monday 27 November 2023
Huawei, Sharp sign long-term patent cross-licensing
Huawei and Sharp have struck a new long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement covering cellular standard essential patents, including 4G and 5G, according to the companies...
Friday 24 November 2023
Huawei and Xiaomi are paving the way for an Apple EV: Tim Culpan
Two of China's biggest smartphone makers have joined BYD Co. and Tesla Inc. in the increasingly crowded Chinese electric-vehicle market. Their success or failure could serve as a...
Friday 24 November 2023
SMIC profit plunges despite Huawei orders: survival heavily dependent on subsidies and external sources
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has unveiled its latest quarterly financial report, revealing a sharp decline in profits due to rapid expansion and sacrificing...
Thursday 23 November 2023
Restricting TSMC benefits SMIC, multi-patterning prohibitively costly, said lithography guru
With the ongoing US-China tensions, Huawei exemplified its ability to make 7nm chips without EUV equipment, and chip guru Burn Lin believes it's not surprising for Huawei to achieve...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Huawei's OlympusMons Award enters 4th year, seeking innovative data storage solutions
Despite odds and challenges amid tightening US restrictions, Huawei Technologies continues to carry on innovation efforts as the company recently announced its 2023...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Chinese companies ramp up recruitment amid Huawei's move towards native HarmonyOS
Less than a month after an announcement that said Huawei is looking to launch native HarmonyOS in 2024, Chinese internet companies are eager to recruit developers for the OS to ditch...
Monday 13 November 2023
China chip industry expert warns against blind pursuit of import substitution
In a keynote speech at the 2023 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in Guangzhou, China, Wei Shaojun, who is Vice President of the China Semiconductor Industry...
Monday 13 November 2023
Weekly news roundup: Huawei breaks speed records with Wi-Fi 7 and other top stories
These are the most-read stories during the week of November 6-10:
Friday 10 November 2023
Huawei breaks speed records with Wi-Fi 7, promises a wireless revolution
Huawei achieves another breakthrough in wireless communication technology, recently unveiling a record-breaking performance test for its Wi-Fi 7 Access Point (AP). This reaffirms...
Monday 4 September 2017
IFA 2017: Huawei Kirin 970
Huawei has launched the Kirin 970 at IFA 2017 in Berlin, a chip that combines the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, according to the company. Cloud AI has seen broad application, but user experience still has room for improvement, including latency, stability, and privacy, according to the vendor. Cloud AI and on-device AI can complement each other. On-device AI offers strong sensing capabilities, which are the foundation of understanding and assisting people. Sensors produce a large amount of real-time, scenario-specific, and personalized data. Supported by strong chip processing capabilities, devices will become more cognitive of user needs, providing personalized and readily accessible services. Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors into an area of only one square centimeter. Huawei's new flagship Kirin 970 is its first mobile AI computing platform featuring a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU). Compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster, the Kirin 970's new heterogeneous computing architecture delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency. The Kirin 970 can perform the same AI computing tasks faster and with far less power, Huawei claims. In a benchmark image recognition test, the Kirin 970 processed 2,000 images per minute, which was faster than other chips on the market. Huawei is positioning the Kirin 970 as an open platform for mobile AI, opening up the chipset to developers and partners.