• - Some media outlets have reported the construction of a Huawei chipset factory in Wuhan, China

    Some media outlets have reported the construction of a Huawei chipset factory in Wuhan, China
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    According to the latest report from the Strategy Analytics Research Institute on the state of mobile chips, the smartphone processor market in the first quarter of this year, with a growth of 21% compared to the same period last year, has managed to record a record. Revenue from the market also reached $ 6.8 billion, while some chipset makers, such as Hysu Silicon, a subsidiary of Huawei, saw a significant 88 percent drop in supply over the first quarter of last year. There are also rumors that Huawei may be adjusting to control this situation; However, the Chinese company has denied these rumors. Some media outlets have reported the construction of a Huawei chipset factory in Wuhan, China

    China has long been developing domestic factories to localize its technology supply chain and industrial components in the face of widespread trade and technology conflicts with the United States, including IC assembly lines and lithographic devices. Its need is an essential element.

    As you know, High Silicon is a chip company wholly owned by Huawei, a Chinese superpower, offering services such as IoT technologies, smartphone chipsets, data centers, and optical receivers. he does. Before Huawei was blacklisted by the US Department of Commerce, it was the second largest customer of Taiwanese company TSMC after Apple. But as US sanctions against Huawei begin and the company is barred from accessing US technology, most manufacturers are refusing to produce and print high-silicon-designed chips.

    Now, according to Digitimes, Huawei is looking to set up its first chip plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, and production is expected to begin next year. According to news sources, the plant was initially used to meet Huawei's need for communication modules and components of the Kirin chipset, and is now supposed to be used in the production of optical communication chips and the design of microprocessors. According to news sources, Huawei will support the silicon plant project in Wuhan in a new proposal with an investment of 1.8 billion yuan.

     Some media outlets have reported the construction of a Huawei chipset factory in Wuhan, China

    Although Huawei is best known for its dominance in the telecommunications equipment market, the company's research institute in Wuhan has about 10,000 It includes research and development personnel who mainly research optical communications equipment, silicon chips and even automotive laser radars. In fact, Hyosilicon seems to be the only Chinese company capable of developing DSP optical chip, whose applications range from electronic vehicles to automated driving and advanced detection processes.

    On the other hand, according to some reports, China's national champion in this field, the Shanghai Microelectronics Equipment Company (SMEE), founded in 2002 by the Shanghai Electric Group, is rapidly advancing to the next generation lithography system. Second develop deep ultraviolet (called DUV). A new technology that will produce chips with a 7-nanometer or less architecture with multiple patterns. The Nikkei Asia Institute recently quoted Catherine Chen, Huawei's vice president and chairman, as saying that high-silicon companies were still working on semiconductor technology and researching new chips. According to him, even if High Silicon does not bring a new chipset to production, there will still be no plans to reduce or reduce the company's staff. Chen added that the Silicon Valley sector had about 7,000 interns by the end of 2020, all of whom are a serious challenge to retain as a firm. However, according to him, Huawei is not determined to give in to the current difficult situation. Chen also stressed Huawei's determination to maintain and upgrade silicon and to continue research and development activities as part of its activities, so that it can regain its position in the semiconductor industry in the future with new advances. Some media outlets have reported the construction of a Huawei chipset factory in Wuhan, China

    (Eric Xu), Huawei's rotating CEO had previously stated during the HAS 2021 event that high-silicon has no role in the parent company's revenue and that weakening it would not cause financial harm to the smartphone manufacturer. In fact, according to company executives, HighSilicon's goal is to research new technologies, and Huawei will continue to support these applications until they find them useful.

    Huawei has not yet commented officially on the news of Wuhan silicon plants and their new plans.

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