Huawei is planning a secret chip startup that can unleash it from the US Sanctions to some extent. The company has started hammering the Shenzhen ground to build a new semiconductor manufacturing plant to get a ‘relief breathe’ from prohibition.
Huawei and U.S officials are walking parallel to each other. But, just as the parallel lines can never meet, Huawei and U.S. conflicts will also not get a complete full stop. Hence, to avoid this battle to a degree, the Chinese tech maker took a new decision.
And in this decision, a former executive of Huawei is helping the company greatly. As per the latest reports, the PXW (Pengxinwei IC Manufacturing) firm, run by an ex-Huawei executive is supporting the chip startup to limit the US Sanctions.
Consequently, PXW will help in delivering most of the output materials to Huawei by the first half of 2023. If this round-up succeeds, then the startup could help Huawei in bypassing the US regulations that have choked the flow of chips for the Chinese firm.
Since the US government cut off the Chinese company from buying any American tech material, there aren’t new routes to connect with foreign suppliers. However, the tech maker managed to make out a way that can help in rebuilding its chip emperor.
PXW firm – a new semiconductor supplier?
Unlike Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing cooperation (TSMC), PXW is not so strong and capable. Yet, it might support Huawei in retaining a good position in several tough areas where the company cannot enter at this moment.
PXW also informs its objective for working on 28-nanometer technology. Currently, the firm will target 14 and 7-nanometer chip making. This manufacturing is a little less advanced but will help Huawei once again in creating its fame.
Apart from the PXW, Huawei will also associate with a few domestic chip manufacturers to get a better hold on this matter. In this manner, the Chinese manufacturer would be able to get chipset access without getting stuck in US regulations.
So far, the US government restrictions made Huawei rely upon the 4G processors. But, the new initiations can also open doors for the 5G smartphone series. Let’s see what we will gain in the first half of the 2023 year.
Huawei has installed 27500 communication sites in Nigeria
Huawei is constantly introducing new communication and digital solutions in Nigeria. So far, Huawei has deployed 27500 communication sites in Nigeria to relieve users with a better communication experience.
Accordingly, the tech maker is making some seamless efforts in South Africa. Up to this point, Huawei has launched many programs and solutions that can help Nigeria in the digital, network as well as communication aspects.
In Nigeria, Huawei has uprooted around 27500 communication sites and up to 10,000 km of fiber in the region. Ultimately, this initiative has helped more than 60% population to connect with high-end network facilities.
Since its arrival in Nigeria, Huawei has deployed over 27,500 communication sites, over 10,000 km fibre, helping connect 60% population and greatly reduce the communication cost.#HuaweiMeetsNigeria #HuaweiConnectingAfrica pic.twitter.com/cDsHFoahMZ
— Huawei Southern Africa (@HuaweiSAR) November 21, 2022
LEAP Program for ICT development
Alongside tech sources, Huawei is also providing knowledge to the Nigerian youth. Recently, the manufacturer has launched an effective digital skills development program (LEAP) and provided 3000+ ICT courses.
LEAP stands for Leadership, Employability, Advancement, and Possibility. Eventually, this program will improve the ICT infrastructure within three years. Thus, Huawei’s digital efforts will give a new face to Nigeria in the time ahead.
Huawei South Africa President – Leo Chen put forth his points on how digitization and ICT development can add more numbers to the growth rate of Nigeria.
“Digitization is deeply rooted in people. Because we digitize for people and by people. When roots are deep, there is no need to fear the wind. Through the LEAP program, we strive to cultivate more youth leaders in ICT who can explore more possibilities for themselves, their families, community, and ultimately their nations.”
Consequently, Huawei will take more actions that can help users in Nigeria to connect better with digitalization. Let’s see what new solutions will the company initiate to enhance digital scenarios in South Africa.
Huawei Mate X2 and Mate 40 are still on sale amid running out of Kirin 9000
Huawei Mate X2 folding phone and the ultimate Mate 40 series are back in the sale stage. Despite the lack of Huawei Kirin 9000 chipsets, the devices are available for buying purposes but with some hidden twists.
To begin with, earlier we reported that the Mate X2 foldable is no longer available on the official Huawei website (Vmall). The reason behind the device’s unavailability could be the shortage of Kirin 9000 processors.
However, the latest input reveals that users can still purchase the Mate X2 phones. Though Huawei has removed folding smartphones from its official stores, they are still available at third-party offline stores.
In addition to the Mate X2 devices, the Huawei Mate 40 series is also aligned on the sale platform. The only difference is that the foldable gadget is now selling via offline stores. While the Mate 40 series is accessible at online shopping channels.
Are Kirin 9000 chipsets in stock?
The available stock of Mate X2 and Mate 40 has given rise to a significant question – Are Kirin 9000 chipsets in stock? Previously, the company stated that the respective chips are no longer available for an unlimited period.
But as per the latest hints, there is still a limited supply of Kirin 9000 processors. Although it is quite difficult to say how much stock is left.
On the sideways, the input also suggests that the tech maker has not stopped the Mate X2 or Mate 40 smartphone production. Perhaps, we could find these devices back on the official websites.
When Kirin processors will return?
It’s worth mentioning that both Mate X2 and Mate 40 models equip the dynamic Kirin 9000 chips on their surface. The tech processor uproots over a 5nm process and features an octa-core framework.
In the meantime, we heard several tweaks regarding the return of the Kirin chipsets. Yet Huawei didn’t emit any word on this concept. Recently, Kirin chipset entered a new video-sharing platform. Thus, we could assume a comeback of the Kirin chips in the time ahead.
Huawei 4G phone ranks 1st in the Chinese foldables segment: Q3 2022
Huawei is once again at the top of the Chinese market with its 4G folding smartphones. The company achieved a 53.2 percent market share and become the No.1 foldable maker in China.
Recently, the CINNO Research cooperation released the “Q3 2022 foldable market share in China” report. Accordingly, the report shows how the tech makers and their folding devices have performed in the region.
Eventually, the foldable device sales in China reached 723,000 units in the third quarter of this year. This is a valuable growth of approx 114% on the yearly basis. Further, the report displays Huawei’s success which is more interesting on the surface.
Despite a variety of folding phones with 5G facilities, Huawei scored the first position in the Chinese folding phone market with its 4G models. This achievement made Huawei the ultimate king of foldable phones in China.
Huawei – champion of the folding phone market
The latest input reveals that Huawei gained a market share of 53.2% for its foldable gadgets which is an increase of 95% year-on-year basis. Alongside Huawei, Samsung grabbed the second position with 20.5%
Notably, the Huawei P50 Pocket is the leading device in the Chinese foldable market. It remained at the top in the market with extreme sales results for three succeeding quarters (From Q1 to Q3, this year).
In addition to the flip-flop model, the Mate Xs 2 has also shown good performance in the sales aspects. To be specific, Huawei has proven that the company will continue to excel in the smartphone market, with or without 5G.
Huawei Pocket S – a new contender
While old Huawei 4G foldable devices are already giving tough competition to the tech makers, the company has introduced one more smart gadget – Pocket S. The phone is a cheaper version of the P50 Pocket without any compromise in the features.
Undoubtedly, the new foldable will significantly increase the demand for folding phones in the market. With its fascinating appearance and eye-catching features, it will soon rule over the Chinese phone market.
Speaking of 5G implementation, the Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO and Smart Car BG head – Yu Chengdong said the following statement:
“Huawei as a global leader in 5G, is the only manufacturer selling 4G mobile phones in the 5G era.”
Though the CEO said the statement sarcastically, somewhere it’s a bitter truth. But it seems like the 5G unavailability doesn’t affect much of the company’s success. However, users are still waiting to hold the Huawei 5G smartphone back in their hands.