Chip contract absence from Huawei is hurting TSMC very bad, says research
Throughout recent years, the partnership between Huawei and TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) has grown to the next level and both of these tech giants have benefited from each other cooperation.
Back in May 2019, the US Commerce Department added Huawei into the Entity -List that prohibited the company from purchasing U.S.-made technology or selling its products in the country. That results from self-developed chips cannot be manufactured and cannot import components from third parties.
The company affected Especially by its flagship mobile phones because TSMC could no longer continue to produce Huawei designed chipset.
Huawei is one of the biggest customers of TSMC and the company’s latest Kirin 9000 chipset is developed by TSMC’s 5nm process technology. This chipset was first used in the Huawei Mate 40 series, Mate X2 foldable phone, and more to come.
Due to the U.S. sanctions, TSMC is unable to do business with Huawei for its advanced manufacturing processes. As it could not provide the chip-making services to the Chinese smartphone maker for its upcoming flagship devices.
According to the data generated by the information network, in 2019, Apple was at the top rank that contributed about 24% of TSMC’s revenue, and Huawei was second which contributed 15%.
In 2020, affected by many unfavorable factors but Huawei still ranked second with a 12.8% contribution in TSMC’s revenue after Apple. However, in 2021, things are different The Taiwan company does not expect any revenue from Huawei in terms of customer contribution.
According to the data, TSMC’s sales revenue from Huawei in 2019 is about 36 billion yuan and in 2020 it will reach 38.9 billion yuan. so, it’s quite a heavy toll for the Taiwanese company.
Huawei tech can adjust car ambient light with driver’s heart rate
Huawei has released a new patent, which can control the ambient light of a car according to the user’s heart rate. As a technology company, Huawei’s strength in scientific research is obvious to all and it has many exclusive technologies in many aspects. In addition to the communication industry, Huawei’s new electric vehicle projects in cooperation with other car companies have also come as a good achievement.
On March 31, Huawei Technologies announced a patent with application number CN115871551A an “ambient lighting control method, device, equipment, storage, and vehicle”. The patent submission date of this patent is September 28, 2021, and the publication date is March 31, 2023.
According to the patent details, the tech relates to the field of automobiles and discloses an ambient light control method, device, equipment, storage medium, and vehicle.
In action, the user’s heart rate is acquired through an ultra-bandwidth radio frequency signal. Also, the brightness and color of ambient lights around the user are dynamically adjusted according to the user’s heart rate.
The Huawei car technology used in this entire scenario can detect the effective interaction between the change of the user’s physical signs (including heart rate) and adjust the ambient light without any manual interactions. Therefore improving the user experience of the ambient light and the driving experience of the vehicle.
Huawei and SERES are working on a collaborative car brand, the AITO Wenjie series of vehicles. The series has delivered over 75000 vehicles in 2022. Within two months, the monthly vehicle sale volume has exceeded 10000.
Recently, Yu Chengdong, Executive Director of Huawei, CEO of Smart Devices BG, and CEO of Smart Car Solution BU announced that All of the AITO smart car series will receive HarmonyOS 3. This will install brand-new features and improve user experience.
We don’t have information about the production of this new technology but it may be used in the future generation of car models.
Huawei Music and Beijing Universal sings high-quality music access agreement
During the 10th China Network Audiovisual conference, Huawei Music and Beijing Universal Audiovisual held an ecosystem cooperation agreement signing ceremony.
Under this agreement, Huawei Music will get access to the high-quality digital music library, and new song content of Beijing Universal Audiovisual Publishing. This music library includes the classical and folk music category content.
Wu Hao, CEO of Huawei Interactive Media Corps and President of Huawei Devices Cloud Service Interactive Media BU said Huawei Music will be based on the HarmonyOS operating system meta-service distribution model.
It will use a personalized algorithm and will perform high-quality works from famous artists and college orchestras from the Central Conservatory of Music.
Precisely recommended to different users of Huawei phones, speakers, cockpits, earphones, and other equipment through Huawei’s high-definition full-link technology.
It is used to present lossless sound quality so that listeners can experience the ultimate listening effect as if they were on the spot, restore the unique charm of high-quality music, and create a comfortable experience of music space.
“Beijing Universal Audio-Visual has a large number of high-quality classical music content from China’s highest music schools, top orchestras, and outstanding musicians. The comprehensive cooperation with Huawei Music can be described as a strong alliance. Both parties have Complementary advantages, sharing resources, and jointly exploring more diversified ways to bring high-quality classical music to the public, and carry out ‘first try’ cooperation based on spatial audio technology, to bring top-level classical music listening experience to Huawei Music users .” said Professor Zhang Shuai, President of Beijing Universal Audio-Video Publishing Co., Ltd.
Huawei Music launched the Hi-Classica music zone in 2022. Through the cooperation of authoritative experts, massive content resources, and professional editing and operation, it will lead the audience into the high-quality artistic atmosphere of classical music.
The zone launches classics from world-renowned labels such as Warner Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, and Sony Classical, and cooperates with industry leaders such as Chen Li and Yang Xuefei to launch over 50 episodes of recommended playlists.
It also has appreciation columns and creates a space for classical music with partners The audio version adds spatial sense coordinates to the user’s listening, and injects the shocking feeling of “sound” at the scene.
Meng Wanzhou will lead Huawei from April 1st
Ms. Meng Wanzhou will lead Huawei for the next three months, as she takes on her role of rotating chairman from April 1, 2023, to September 30, 2023. The rotating chairman is the highest leader of the company during his duty, presiding over the company’s board of directors and the standing committee of the board of directors.
Meng Wanzhou graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a master’s degree. Joined Huawei in 1993. She has successively served as the company’s international accounting director.
She is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei Hong Kong and president of the accounting management department. Meng is also the current vice chairman, rotating chairman, and CFO of the company.
Since 2003, Meng Wanzhou has led the establishment of a globally unified Huawei financial organization structure, process, system, and IT platform. From 2007 to 2014, Meng Wanzhou promoted the IFS (Integrated Financial Services) reform in Huawei globally, making refined management one of the genes of Huawei’s continuous growth.
In 2014, Meng Wanzhou led Huawei’s data transformation, established a comprehensive data management system, realized “counting a hole”, and made data a strategic asset of the company.
During the same period, she enabled financial organizations to become business partners and value integrators. She proposed reform projects such as internal control of financial reports, consistency of accounts and facts, fund management, and tax management. Meng Wanzhou also supported the rapid and steady development of the company’s business globally.
Since 2019, Meng Wanzhou has built an overall blueprint for financial digitization in line with the company’s strategic vision and long-term development plan.
Realize non-contact risk control through the construction of risk probes and risk control models. And establish an agile operation and management system based on data and AI algorithms to realize intelligent operation management and decision-making.
Furthermore, she brought in an integrated combat command platform based on data transparency and real-time Interaction to realize coordinated operations and three-dimensional command in key financial and economic operation scenarios.
Under the leadership of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Finance has become a world-leading digital and intelligent financial organization, which has built a solid and reliable business foundation for Huawei. Huawei investors believe that Meng Wanzhou will continue to lead the company toward a bright 2023.