HiSilicon wants to develop best chips and will not lay off employees even if cannot make new chipsets: Huawei Semiconductor Division
According to the latest global smartphone chipset report shared by Strategy Analytics, the smartphone processor market has been recorded a year-on-year increase of 21% for the first quarter of 2021.
The market revenue reached 6.8 billion US dollars but Huawei‘s chip designing subsidiary – HiSilicon shows 88% of the decline in the shipment units in comparison with the same quarter of the last year.
Speculation on this matter is being made that Huawei will lay off its employees in the face of the current decline but Huawei has refuted these rumors.
According to Nikkei Asia, Senior Vice President and Director of the Huawei Board, Catherine Chen stated that HiSilicon is still working on the semiconductor technology and researching new chips. She also said, there is no plan to reshuffle or remove the staff or project, even if HiSilicon doesn’t make new chips.
Elaborating this, she informed that the HiSiliocn division has about 7,000 apprentices by the end of 2020, and it’s a financial challenge for Huawei to keep them as a part of the company. However, as an independent company, Huawei isn’t stirred by the current hurdles.
Moreover, she also announced that Huawei has decided to keep HiSilicon and will move forwards with continued researchers and development. Catherin expects that one day, HiSilicon will make a breakthrough and get its position back in the semiconductor world.
Talking about HiSilicon, it’s a semiconductors company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huawei. It provides its services related to smart vision, smart IoT, display interactions, mobile SoCs, data centers, and optical transceivers.
After the U.S. sanctions, Huawei is blacklisted and refrained from accessing the U.S. based technologies including the permission to print new chipsets designed by HiSilicon.
Previously, the rotating chairman of the company, Eric Xu also announced during 2021 HAS that Huawei’s chip designing department, HiSilicon, is not contributing to the company’s earnings. (Read Here)
The only aim of the division is to research new technologies and the company will support them as long as the conditions will be in Huawei’s favor.
New Huawei flagship store with spaceship design revealed
Huawei officially confirmed that a new flagship store Wuhan Dream Times will open soon. This new Huawei flagship store has a unique “spaceship” shape to create a romantic sense of technology.
The flagship store has a very interesting feel of technology. There’s also an audio experience area, which is launched for the first time. This section will allow visitors to enjoy the concerts and songs privately.
The new spaceship shape Huawei flagship store has five major specialties. These include a cafe area with comfort for leisure inside. There’s also a sports section with various equipment and a health-inspiring environment.
The store also brings a one-stop service section, which will help people to resolve issues and get a repair for their devices including smartphones and others.
According to Huawei’s official website, the new Huawei flagship store Wuhan Dream Times Store is located at B101 and B201, Area B, Wushang Dream Times Square, No. 628 Wuluo Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province.
Its business hours are Monday to Thursday 10:00-21:30, Friday 10:00-22:00, Saturday 9:30-22:00, and Sunday 9:30-21:30.
During the recent Huawei Spring Flagship New Product Launch Conference, Huawei CBG CEO Yu Chengdong announced that the third largest Huawei flagship store in the country – Huawei Flagship Store Wuhan Dream Times will officially open on March 30.
It is in the middle of the “Wu Shang Meng Era” complex and it has a two-story design. It also displays Huawei’s latest technology and smart products. The store also comprises smart life scenarios such as smart travel, smart office, smart home, audio-visual entertainment, sports, and health.
Huawei decides new board of directors, check details
During a recent Huawei Investment Holdings labor union meeting, the company came to an election for a new board of directors. Also, Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou is elected to start her first rotating chairwoman tenure on April 1.
We’ll share all of the new board members and Huawei management as a part of Huawei’s future growth.
Huawei’s new board chairman and board members were elected by voting at the shareholder representative meeting. Subsequently, the company’s board of directors held a meeting and selected the vice chairman and executive director, and confirmed the attendance of the executive director.
Under the process, the Vice-Chairman and the Managing Director choose the Executive Board. Below are some of them
The board members include Liang Hua, Xu Zhijun, Hu Houkun, Meng Wanzhou, Wang Tao, Zhang Pingan, Yu Chengdong, Li Jianguo, He Tingbo, Zheng Liangcai, Ren Zhengfei, and more.
Huawei’s board of director consist of vice chairman Xu Zhijun, Hu Houkun, and Meng Wanzhou. These are the only three rotating chairmen of the company and each will serve 4 months’ tenure in a single year. Responsibilities are performed in turn in the following order:
- Meng Wanzhou: April 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023
- Hu Houkun: October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024
- Xu Zhijun: From April 1, 2024 to September 30, 2024
Here are the members of the new Huawei Board of Directors:
Liang Hua, Xu Zhijun, Hu Houkun, Meng Wanzhou, Wang Tao, Zhang Pingan, Yu Chengdong, Li Jianguo, He Tingbo, Zheng Liangcai, Ren Zhengfei, Tao Jingwen, Bloomberg, Zha Jun, Hou Jinlong, Yang Chaobin, and Ying Weimin.
Let’s check Chairman, Vice Chairman, Executive Director, Attending Executive Director, and Director.
- Chairman: Liang Hua
- Vice Chairman: Xu Zhijun, Hu Houkun, Meng Wanzhou
- Executive Directors: Wang Tao, Zhang Pingan, Yu Chengdong, Li Jianguo
- Attending executive directors: He Tingbo, Zheng Liangcai
- Directors: Ren Zhengfei, Tao Jingwen, Bloomberg, Zha Jun, Hou Jinlong, Yang Chaobin, Ying Weimin
There are 11 alternate directors elected by the shareholder representative at the meeting: He Gang, Bai Yi, Cao Jibin, Zhou Hong, Bian Honglin, Jin Yuzhi, Lu Yong, Zou Zhilei, Jiang Yafei, Hu Kewen, and Wang Huanan.
Whenever there’s a requirement for a director, these alternate directors will fill in the blanks according to the company’s internal procedures.
Huawei Watch Buds launching in Indonesia, pre-sale on April 3
Huawei has officially confirmed that Huawei Watch Buds will be the smartwatch of the future in Indonesia. On the other hand, the company has prepared Huawei Watch Buds for pre-sale on April 3 in the country.
Consumers in Indonesia, can claim the RP 100,000 Early Bird Voucher now (can only be claimed from 27 MARCH – 3 APRIL) and use it from 3 APRIL 2023 for Huawei Watch Buds.
There’s a free gift worth 2M. This includes a black sports strap, fascia gun, fitness first club 7 days free workout, 20 % discount for F&B at all 8 outlets in Shangri-La Hotel, Earbuds Lost Worry Free, and exclusive watch face disc up to 95%. However, you should know that free gift cannot be exchanged in any form or compensation and has no warranty.
Also, the Lost Worry Free offer enables you no need to worry about losing one earbud because it can be purchased separately without having to buy 1 new unit at once.
Below you can check all of the pre-order options for the upcoming Huawei Watch Buds smartwatch.
Let’s check all of the reasons to buy Huawei Watch buds:
- Innovative pop-up design with high build quality and luxury with the 760 Clous De Paris design.
- Lightweight buds with clear and stable audio quality
- AI Noise Cancellation Calling feature for clear calling anywhere without barriers.
- Innovative feature Auricle Touch Control, tap on the auricle or the bone around the ear area to control the audio.
- 24/7 Health & Workout Monitoring
- The 1-time charge for 2 devices at once, for a maximum of 3 days of use
- Connect with 4 devices at once at one time
- Easy to connect with all OS, including HarmonyOS, Android, and iOS
- Worth the Money: The total benefit of the Huawei VIP Premium Reward is worth IDR 2 Million.