Huawei HiSilicon has its self-developed OLED driver chip in the trial production stage. The company will reportedly begin its mass production in the first half of next year with a production capacity of around 200,000 to 300,000 units per month.
The OLED chip will be mass-produced at 40nm in China and it will begin at the start of 2022. This mass production also confirms that the Chinese tech giant is currently performing trail production of the OLED driver ICs.
Huawei developing its own resources to reduce its dependence on the US
It was been found that there are no restrictions regarding the production of OLED driver ICs in the United States. While Huawei might have already decided not to deal with the US over anything now.
Also, some of the analysts believe that Huawei is taking over the OLED driver ICs to break the monopoly of overseas manufacturers. Further, the company wants to increase the localization of chips and ensure the security of the supply chain.
Not just Huawei, there are other Chinese companies too that are preparing to be independent and make their own OLED chips. This crucial step of self-developing the chips will break the companies dependence and will be a major advantage in production.
How driver chips are important for OLED displays?
With the growing technology, the demand for a good quality OLED display has increased over time. Many smartphones nowadays feature an OLED panel for an immersive viewing experience.
The OLED driver IC is an important part of these displays and is responsible for image quality which depends on its ability to control current. It also controls different scenarios such as interface type, pixel resolution, and other performance indicators.
Compared to the other kinds of displays such as AMOLED and LCD displays, the OLED panel provides smoother animation, takes a lower power consumption, and offers rich colors. This display is usually featured in the flagship devices and is relatively costlier than those other two.
Huawei’s competition for OLED driver chips
Huawei Hisilicon currently has the production capacity for 40nm chips, while other chip manufacturer like Samsung, TSMC, and UMC got 40nm and 28nm processes for making OLED driver ICs.
Moreover, the Chinese tech giant is not only facing chip shortage problems, but it also has to deal with the competition with the Chinese and overseas companies. However, it remains to be seen how the company delivers quality OLED driver chips and compete with the major chip manufacturers in the market.
(Via – My drivers)
Huawei will continue to lead in 5G Massive MIMO: Huawei CMO
On August 31, Huawei held the first wireless media salon and MBBF2021 pre-communication meeting. Gan Bin, the chief marketing officer of Huawei’s wireless product line delivered a keynote speech on the topic ‘Huawei continues to lead and open’s up a new green track for 5G MIMO’.
Gan Bin mentioned that the company continues to lead with breakthrough innovations in ultra-large-scale antenna arrays, opening a new green track for Huawei 5G Massive MIMO. This is achieved by making full use of sky resources and maximizing the green energy conservation and experience coverage.
Not only Huawei, but every other industry is preparing for energy conservation and emission reduction with the goal of making an environment-friendly ecosystem. The International Telecommunication Union and the global operators are promoting a ‘dual carbon’ action plan.
Huawei has been leading the industry since 2014 when the company introduced Massive MIMO into the 4G networks. The Massive MIMO was combined with the large bandwidth for an energy efficiency improvement of more than 20 times compared with the normal LTE 4T4R.
The company claims that it has found a new breakthrough innovation in the field of Massive MIMO. In the current scenario, energy-saving can be achieved by continuous optimization of active parts such as RF and power amplifier.
The Chinese tech giant has found its own way of optimizing the resources to achieve green energy conservation. It includes ultra-large antenna arrays, maximized sky-surface utilization, green energy conservation, and experience coverage.
Other things also play an important role in the entry saving are the utilization of the sky. The MM wave covers on 0.3 windward area, which is smaller than the low frequency skyward windward area of 0.7 square meters. The companies should try to an active smaller windward area in order to save energy.
Maximize green energy saving
When the terminal receives the same power, the base station can be configured with lower power transmission to reduce the energy consumption of the base station. Let’s suppose the MM is configured with 160W power transmission, which can achieve the coverage of 320W. According to analysis, the new green version of MM can reduce energy consumption by more than 50%.
Maximize the coverage experience
The new green version of MM has the ability to increase the downlink coverage by 3db. Due to the enhancement of the base station receiving the performance, the uplink coverage will also increase by 3db. The average experience of the edge users of the new green version of MM can be improved by 30%.
This was an example of the integration of Massive MIMO and the green energy-saving requirements. The company will continue its research on making the 5G services more efficient while conserving the energy to an adequate level. In addition to upgrading the personal experience, finding new capabilities in the industry, and more.
Huawei Hubble invests in a simulation software company
Huawei’s affiliate Shanezen Hubble Technology Investment partnership has recently invested in a software-based company that develops industrial simulation software.
As per the information, Huawei’s Investment Partnership firm, Shenzhen Hubble has increased its registered capital from 50 million to 58.8235 million in the Chongquing Liyituo Software Co. Ltd.
The Chongquing Li Yi Tuo software Ltd. is a software-based firm established in July 2018. This company aims to deliver internationally advanced, independent, and controllable industrial simulation software (CAE software) for machinery, aerospace, and aviation.
In the fields including transportation, electronics, and energy, users provide a full range of services such as overall solutions, customized development, and professional training consulting.
Huawei Hubble’s recent investment in OLED chip driver firm
Huawei Hubble has also recently invested huge capital in Ou Rhende Microelectronics Technology, which is an OLED driver chip maker. The Hubble group manages all the investments of Huawei.
Adversely affected by the US sanctions and the ongoing chip shortage, Huawei seems to be making its own resources by investing in the local tech firms. The investment in the OLED chip driver company was a bit surprising for the semiconductor industry.
Meanwhile, the Chinese tech giant will be facing several challenges and amounts in the field of OLED driver chip industry where the South Korean companies grab 90% of the OLED chip market around the globe.
Huawei Investment & Holding registered capital increases 6.62%
Huawei’s Investment and Holding group has recorded an increase of 6.62% in its registered capital. The total registered capital of the company has reached 38.663 billion yuan from 36.450 billion yuan.
The Huawei Investment & Holding company was established a way back in 2003. This firm is jointly owned by the company’s Labour Union Committee and the founder of Huawei technologies.
(Via – IT Home)
Digital economy is the only way to improve digital flexibility: Huawei director
On July 13th, 2021 Huawei User Conference was inaugurated in Shenzhen, China. At the event the executive director and president of operator BG Huawei – Ding Yun gave a speech, themed “Digital Innovation, Light Up the New Digital Economy“.
To be mentioned, Huawei has been conducting the Huawei User Conference for the last 13 years. The event for 2021 will be concluded on 14th July.
During his speech, he talks about the aspects that are becoming the basic need or foundation of the digital economy at present. He said that the digital economy the key technology to fight against environmental changes and the only way to improve digital flexibility.
Moving ahead he also points out the six key characteristics of ICT and digital intelligence transformation that are mentioned below:
- Digital capabilities based on platforms and data
- Intelligence based on autonomous networks
- Agility to meet self-development
- Coordination of organizations and processes
- High efficiency of network operation and maintenance and service deliver
- Green capabilities for energy conservation and environmental protection
Furthermore, Huawei always works in the direction to help ICT companies to bring digital transformation and set up a new intelligent scenario. The company initiated digitalization to bring innovation in various elements that include the following:
- Digital network innovation
- Digital technology innovation
- Digital business innovation
- Digital talent innovation
Huawei executive informed that the company has concluded more than 100 benchmark projects to bring the digital and intelligent transformation of thousands of industries.
Furthermore, the Huawei User Conference provides users a platform where they can share their ideas and opinions to the improvement of quality and continuous creation of value for customers.
In this line, the company composed a consulting commission that included 12 customers and 440+ paired customers that have solved about 60 top problems jointly with Huawei to bring service improvements.