Huawei has decided to revise its strategy, the Kirin SoCs will not be exclusive anymore. It will be available for sale to Android partner producers.
When we write the technical data sheet of a smartphone and report, for example, HiSilicon Kirin 980. We allude to the fact that HiSilicon is the semiconductor company – owned by the Chinese company – that produced the SoC for the Huawei model in question.
The company has the exclusivity on the use of the SoC produced by itself, indeed, it had! Yes, because the company has expressed the desire to make ends meet in a clear way. Going to recover as much money as possible through technological movements. It goes without saying that the production and sale of SoCs coincide with this vision.
In particular, a catalog of SoCs for sale has been created, for the moment a medium-range one has been created with integrated 4G modem but others will soon arrive (also for the top of the range).
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Among other things, if you didn’t know, HiSilicon in China do also invests in the construction of security cameras. But for some months now it has also been moving with heavy investments in the electric car sector. Alongside other projects.
It is worth to mention that Huawei has had a rather complicated 2019 year due to the American ban that arrived in May. The company has managed to grow year on year, but the prospects for 2020 are more complicated.
Eric Xu, one of Huawei executives, has published a New Year message to employees in which he states that the company will remain on the Entity List in 2020. The executive adds that Huawei will not grow as quickly as it did in the first half of 2019. When it achieved sales growth of 18% year-over-year.