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Friday 19 July 2024
Huawei sues MediaTek in potential shift to IC design house patent licensing
MediaTek has issued a statement confirming that Huawei has filed a lawsuit against the company. This legal action may indicate a significant shift in Huawei's approach to patent li...
Wednesday 17 July 2024
Huawei reveals operational hardship from US sanctions, expresses confidence in recovery
The US government blacklisting of Huawei crippled its smartphone business.
Wednesday 17 July 2024
Nvidia plans new China-specific AI and gaming GPUs
Nvidia continues to introduce downgraded versions of its AI and gaming GPUs for the Chinese market, which remains important to the US chip vendor, according to industry sources. New...
Tuesday 16 July 2024
Huawei completes construction of largest R&D hub in Shanghai, set to house 35,000 engineers
Huawei Technologies has completed the construction of its largest research and development (R&D) center, the Huawei Lianqiu Lake R&D Center, in Shanghai's Qingpu District.
Tuesday 16 July 2024
China's uphill battle for IC self-sufficiency amid fast-paced tech landscape
While China has made progress in some mature processes, it still has a long way to go before reaching IC self-sufficiency, according to industry sources.
Monday 15 July 2024
Sovereign AI global race: can Tsinghua Unigroup secure China's supremacy?
Ever since Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang championed the "Sovereign AI" strategy at the 2024 World Government Summit, global governments have been in a rush to establish their own AI infrastructure...
Wednesday 10 July 2024
Chinese brands dominate smartphone and TV markets via dual circulation strategy
The strength of Chinese domestic brands in the electronics sector is exceptional, with brands such as Hisense, TCL, Xiaomi, Skyworth, Changhong, Konka, Haier, and Huawei collectively...
Tuesday 9 July 2024
Nvidia's H20 to go head-to-head with Chinese AI chips; procurement intent from major CSPs will be key
The rapid development of large language models (LLMs) in China has led to various development bottlenecks for AI, including complex computing power management, high training and inference...
Monday 8 July 2024
Huawei follows Nvidia's model to develop AI supply chain in China
Since being blacklisted by the US Department of Commerce in 2019, Huawei has not given up efforts to break out of US export control restrictions. A Chinese technology tycoon observed...
Monday 8 July 2024
Weekly news roundup: Qualcomm, MediaTek feel pressure from Huawei comeback, Micron cautions about over-capacity
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of July 1 – July 5.
Friday 5 July 2024
China still relies heavily on Nvidia AI chips despite Huawei's best efforts
As the technological competition between China and the US intensifies, AI chips have become a crucial resource. The US government's export ban on Nvidia's high-end AI chips has prompted...
Thursday 4 July 2024
Huawei affirms no-car-making stance, sells AITO assets at discount to Seres
Seres plans to acquire AITO trademarks and patents from Huawei. This sale, reportedly at a discounted price, reinforces Huawei's commitment against car manufacturing, highlighting...
Wednesday 3 July 2024
CentOS 7 ends support, offers short-term challenges and long-term opportunities for Chinese server market
CentOS 7 is now at its end of life and has stopped receiving software updates, leaving a significant short-term impact on server operators in China. The development also signals a...
Wednesday 3 July 2024
China tech firms adopt 'multi-chip hybrid' strategy to enhance AI capabilities amid US curbs, diversifying beyond Huawei
Chinese tech companies are embracing a 'multi-chip hybrid' strategy to enhance their ultimate AI computing power. This approach supplements foreign offerings while avoiding sole reliance...
Wednesday 3 July 2024
Huawei Mate 70 to launch in September with worthy highlights
In the competitive smartphone market of the second half of 2024, Huawei plans to release its Mate 70 series in the late third quarter.
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.