Recently the news of Huawei and SMIC’s partnership to build new chipsets has been running wild on the internet. Some industry analyst has already been called this chipset manufacturing partnership a rumor and now, SMIC itself has jumped on this matter and responded to a question on Huawei.
SMIC said on an investor interaction platform that the semiconductor industry is attracting more attention from many companies from various fields and channels. Meanwhile, the company said it will only make any official announcements through its official channels.
The statement is a bit ambiguous but it hits right into the core of the matter without letting us know what’s actually going on the background.
A previous report reveals people related to this matter from Huawei said that the above content is false and many people close to SMIC said that the chipset maker has never participated or assistant Huawei in building chipset manufacturing factories.
The sources further added that the cooperation between the two large Chinese firms is on the regulatory business model of foundry level in “type development”.
In December 2021, Huawei has established a new firm called Huawei Precision Manufacturing Co. LTD on December 28, 2021. The company has put Li Jianguo as the face of the registered firm and total capital of 600 million yuan (over 93 million USD).
The business scope of this company includes:
- Optical communication equipment manufacturing
- Optoelectronic device manufacturing
- Electronic component manufacturing
- Semiconductor discrete device manufacturing
Related to this, some internet users are expecting that Huawei is preparing to make its own chipset in the near future.
Meanwhile, industry insider believes that Precision Manufacturing has a certain level of mass production and small-batch trial product capability. Therefore, the product range will mainly be used to meet the system integration requirement of Huawei’s own products and services.
As some of Huawei’s own personal said that the company does not produce chipsets. However, the aim of precision manufacturing of some core devices, modules, and components of Huawei wireless, digital energy, and other products includes assembly, packaging, and testing.
The related person also mentioned that the semiconductor, discrete devices mentioned in the business scope are mainly for packaging and testing of related devices.
(via – Sina Finance)
Huawei CLOUD Workspace brings new 69.9 yuan/month discount
Huawei has launched a limited-time promotion and, the 4-core 8G enterprise version of the Huawei CLOUD Workspace only costs 69.9 yuan per month. This offer helps enterprises to resolve the problem of collaborative office work on the cloud at a lower cost, start work efficiently, and start a new journey.
Huawei CLOUD Workspace can quickly install the desktop environment, quickly upgrade low-end devices, collaborate with remote teams, and comprehensively protect data security. It is becoming the product of choice for more and more enterprises to work on the cloud.
In terms of deployment and operation and maintenance, the CLOUD Workspace can quickly build a desktop office environment in minutes without investing a lot of money and time. These are some basic requirements for rapid deployment and efficient O&M.
For enterprises, this CLOUD Workspace can also avoid a large amount of investment in hardware equipment. With the help of the cloud, even older computer equipment with low configuration can be easily used, adapting the “upgrade” of the office experience.
Simultaneously, Huawei CLOUD Workspace supports multiple platform access, such as desktop computers, notebooks, smartphones, tablets, and more.
Employees can directly access the office space with one click anytime, anywhere by harnessing decentralized sharing and efficient collaboration of office files. To aim office security issues, Huawei Cloud Workspace uses multiple security protection mechanisms on the cloud pipe end and comprehensive security policy control to avoid security risks such as corporate data leakage, loss, and theft.
Starting from February 6, new users can enjoy exclusive discounts when placing an order for Huawei Cloud Workspace, and the monthly subscription for the 4-core 8G Enterprise Edition is only 69.9 yuan/month.
For enterprise users who want to achieve efficient and secure collaborative offices on the cloud through the cloud desktop, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed.
Not only is there a free version for download and use, but also a limited-time special package for only 2,999 yuan, including a smart conference room.
Huawei P60 and Mate X3 goes in production: Supply Chain
According to the Chinese supply chain news, Huawei has already started production of the P60 series and Mate X3 smartphones. These two phones are expected to unveil in the first half of this year.
However, that’s all there’s to reveal at the moment and no other predictions or inputs have been received so far on the specs of either of these devices.
Recently, the U.S. made a new move to ban Huawei’s business with all of those companies that are allowed to do business under special licenses. These companies include chipset maker, Qualcomm, which provides 4G mobile chips to Huawei, and Intel, which sells computer processors for its notebooks and PCs.
Afterward, there are speculations that Huawei could make changes in its plan to launch dual flagship this year due to the new restrictions. These two flagships are Huawei P60 and Mate 60 devices.
But Huawei has already stocked new inventory before this order could come into effect and that’s where it can launch the P60 series in good quantity. Meanwhile, the tech makes some swift changes in the Mate 60 lineup but we are yet to come in contact with those inputs.
What are these two phones:
Huawei P60 series is reported to come in four versions – P60, P60 Pro, P60 Ultra, and P60E. These will have powerful camera specs powered by XMAGE and variable aperture technologies.
It’s further revealed that Huawei Mate X3 will follow the foldable design concept of Mate X2 but with a light design and compact body form. These phones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ chipset and the P60 series could be the first to run HarmonyOS 3.1 operating system.
(via – Mydrivers)
Huawei opens new store in Saudi Arabia
On January 31, 2023, Huawei opened its new store at Jeddah Park in Saudi Arabia, as this counts as the second Experience store in the country with an opportunity for customers to get their favorite Huawei device.
Last year, Huawei launched its largest overseas flagship store in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, which expands over 2000 square meters with a minimalist design and provides a full-scenario experience to consumers.
Compared to that, the new Huawei store is expanding to 600 square meters and offers customers the to experience various technologies. These include devices such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, wearables, and more.
According to the information, Huawei is also running offers and massive discounts for people who’ll visit the store from January 31 to February 4th, 2023.
Eric Yang, chairman and CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said the new store in Jeddah reflects Huawei’s willingness to expand its business in the kingdom as well as its continued commitment to this strategic market.