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Huawei is investing heavy in Chipmakers, WSJ reports

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Since 2019, Huawei has been facing a shortage of chipsets and other essential components. However, a recent report from WSJ suggests that Huawei is investing heavily in other chipmakers to gain momentum in the industry and resolve its current issues.

In the past six months, nearly half of investments in chipmakers is an effort to gain Huawei the required semiconductor access from different sources. The investment part is done by Huawei Hubble, an investment arm of the Chinese tech maker.

Data shows that Huawei Hubble has invested and is involved deeply in the semiconductor supply chain. Most of these investments are made in energy companies in manufacturing and designing chipsets as well as companies that can produce the related chipsets and materials.  There is also a first that could provide chipset manufacturing equipment.

However, Huawei has not revealed the fund that is allotted and invested in these firms. However, an estimate of these investments could be around tens of millions of U.S. dollars in some firms.

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Some industry analyst believes that Huawei is working to improve China’s chip supply chain sector. Not only Huawei, but other tech makers such as Xiaomi, Oppo, and Lenovo has also made such investments in the past. So, it’s nothing new in this matter.

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The report suggests that Huawei wants to resolve its current chip crises by boosting investment in the chip industry and making the most out of these conditions that could be formed with the support of HiSilicon, a chip designing subsidiary of Huawei.

Currently, U.S. and Japan holds the top rank in terms of making semiconductor and leads the way.  Although, the fund is not all China needs to couple up with the global supply chain industry but it’s still a dedicated amount that will bring the interest of other investors in the semiconductor industry to boost the production and yield in the country.

Investment:

The report also suggests some of Hubble’s past year’s investments. In early December, was Jingtuo Semiconductor Technology Co, a Suzhou-based manufacturer of specialized equipment used to keep chip components clean during production. According to Jingtuo’s website, the company “contributes to the localization of semiconductor equipment in China”.

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In August, Hubble acquired a nearly $46 million stake in Xuzhou B&C Chemical Co., a company that describes itself as China’s largest photoresist, a leading semiconductor material. In June, Hubble acquired Beijing’s RSLser Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of high-powered lasers used in chip manufacturing.

Still, the investment has not been confirmed officially by Huawei.

Ban:

Huawei has the capability to design chipsets but it cannot print them with chipset makers such as TSMC due to extended 2020 U.S. sanctions.

Meanwhile, Huawei continues to search for new solutions that could drive its way forward in the semiconductor industry. On the other hand, the Chinese tech maker has not laid off any chip engineer even after it cannot print them.

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“They are continuing their work,” Huawei’s head of public affairs, Catherine Chen, said in June. “We are confident that the difficulties can be overcome in two to three years.”

(Source – WSJ)

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022 to launch by end of July 

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Along with the Huawei Nova launch conference next month, the company is preparing to schedule another event namely the ‘Full-Scenario Flagship Product Launch’ nearby the end of July or in staring August. The event marks the launch of Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro 2022 notebook along with the most-awaited Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2.

The famous Weibo tipster ‘Pengpengjun arrival’ shared the info that the MateBook X Pro notebook and Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 will not announce at the Nova 10 series launch conference which is about to be held on July 4.

Meanwhile, Huawei is preparing a separate’ full scenario flagship product launch conference’ to launch both the Huawei awaited products, user have not to wait long for a new Huawei office notebook and free buds.

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2022:

Previously, Huawei launched the MateBook X Pro 2022 packed with the Intel i5-1155G7 and i7-1195G7 of the 11-generation core. Meanwhile, the new upcoming MateBook X Pro comes with the updated feature, better functioning, and 100 percent accuracy. These notebooks are known for their sleek design and extra slim full-view display.

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It features double the functionality compared with its predecessor. While talking about its display feature then it is equipped with a high screen ratio of 92.5 percent, 3120 x 2080 resolution wth 90 Hz refresh rate, and 500 nit brightness.

Its verbally expected that the new MateBook X Pro will come packed with a 12th generation Core series processor and in the design aspect, it remains unchanged.

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Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2:

Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2’s hybrid noising technology includes inner and outer microphones that reduce noise by up to 47db. Earphones can also dynamically switch between different noise reduction modes depending on the amount of ambient noise. There are bone voice sensors that are claimed to provide better voice sharpness for voice calls.

(Source: ithome)

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Huawei launched two new P50 Pocket leather variants, opens pre-order

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Today, Huawei has launched two new leather variants for the foldable P50 Pocket phone, as shown in the promo poster it has plain leather texture with gold and silver color schemes, which look so admirable and attractive.

Previously, Huawei announced to give the P50 Pocket a leather touch to redesign it in new ways to let you flip the world with a new angle, but now the company provides you not only one but two shades of color as mentioned above.

As per the info, both the new leather shades of the Huawei P50 Pocket are now launched and available for pre-order from today onwards and they will be officially released at the Huawei Nova 10 launch conference scheduled to hold on July 4.

So, guys if you are thinking to purchase Huawei P50 Pocket new leather color variant then just pre-order it now. As the company will officially release it on July 4, 2022, meanwhile you have a limited time period to pre-order it.

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Huawei P50 Pocket:

Huawei’s latest foldable smartphone featured a 6.9-inch screen and 1.04-inch cover display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Huawei P50 Pocket is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor coupled with 8 and 12GB RAM and 256/512 of internal storage.

Notably, it has a large 4000mAh battery that supports a 40W super-fast charger, while taking about its camera then it has so amazing  40 MP True-Chrome Camera,13MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, and 32 MP Ultra Spectrum Camera. On the front side, the phone has a 10.7 MP selfie camera.

(Source: ithome)

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Huawei launches $1 million prize money app development contest: Apps Up 2022

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Huawei has initiated its 2022 Global App Innovation Contents – Apps Up 2022. The winner will get total prize money of 1 million USD dollars. Huawei Apps Up 2022 contest will be held in different regions around the globe, including Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and China. However, there are various categories that the prize money has been distributed in for the winner.

There are multiple prizes that derived from the 1 million prize money are:

  1. Best app prize
  2. Best game
  3. Best social impact app
  4. Best HMS innovation award
  5. Tech women’s awards
  6. All scenario coverage award
  7. AppGallery rising star app
  8. Student innovation award
  9. Most popular app

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That’s not it, Huawei will also praise app developers with outstanding portfolios and ideas outside of the app contest rules and will be provided with the following resources.

  1. AppGallery promotional resources
  2. 1 Serverless service voucher from AppGallery Connect
  3. Voucher for some paid HMS Core capabilities

Initially announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2020, the Apps Up developer contest to gather skilled developers around the globe to build Huawei’s app ecosystem. Since its announcement, the Apps Up program has helped Huawei to gather over 5.4 million developers and over 200,000 apps integrated Huawei Mobile Services Core library from over 170+ countries and regions.

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Below you can check the schedule of the Apps Up 2022 contest:

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01 – Registration & submission

  • June 24–18:00 on October 9 (UTC+8)

02 – Preliminary

  • October 10 – 24:00 on November 7 (UTC+8)

03 – Public review

  • November 8– 24:00 on November 20 (UTC+8)

04 – Finals & award ceremony

  • December (UTC+8)

Here you can check the registration and submission process:

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Deadline: 18:00 on October 9, 2022 (UTC+8)

Create works that integrate HMS open capabilities or services, and submit entries on the contest’s official website.

1. After 20:00 on June 24, 2022 (UTC+8), sign in to HUAWEI Developers with a valid HUAWEI ID (register for a HUAWEI ID if you do not have one) and click Sign up. If you intend to be a team leader, click New team and enter the team’s details. If you intend to be a team member, click Join team and enter the name of the team you wish to join.

2. Create your works and integrate HMS open capabilities or services. For more information about these capabilities or services, please refer to Technologies and Resources on the HUAWEI Developers website.

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3. Click Submit work on the contest details page, enter the app name, ID, and description, and upload attachments including APKs and app introduction documents. Teams that apply for the Tech Women’s Award must include scanned copies of their female developers’ identity documents in the attachments, while those who apply for the Student Innovation Award must include scanned copies of all the team leaders’ and members’ student ID cards, as well as other identity documents, in the attachments.

Process:

Preliminary

  • The judging panel will review the submitted works, and select 30 works from each region for the public review and finals stages.

Public review

  • Shortlisted works will be showcased for global promotion, on both the contest’s official website and AppGallery by midnight on November 20 (UTC+8). The public rating score for each work is based on the number of votes they receive.

Regional finals

  • Each region will hold its own final in December. The judging panel will rank the 30 shortlisted works according to a comprehensive scoring formula, in which the judging panel, public rating, and HMS integration scores are added.

There’s a bunch of other information about this competition that you can read on the official Huawei developer’s website, read it here.

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