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Huawei will design chips for smartphones and automotive jointly with STMicroelectronics

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Huawei is working with French-Italian chipmaker – STMicroelectronics (STMicro) to co-design mobile and automotive chips. A report reveals that the Chinese tech giant took this move to secure an alternative and shield itself from further US restrictions.

According to NikkeiAsia, Huawei is doing a collaboration with STMicro to accelerate Huawei’s autonomous driving development. This joint chip development began as early as last year but has not been announced publicly.

This collaboration could save Huawei’s business interest from US restrictions. It’ll also allow the company to get some advanced chips, rather than designing them on its own and ordering the production directly from contract chipmakers.

“Such chip joint-development would give Huawei more flexibility to help itself if the U.S. later presses the nuclear option to block Huawei’s key chip contract manufacturers from producing chips for it unless they can obtain licenses. No one knows what the new export control regulations will be and if these efforts will work, but from Huawei’s point of view, it needs to try to secure more sources of possibilities for those crucial chips,” one of the people familiar with the plan said.

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“Forging a close tie with STMicro is also a great opportunity for Huawei to hasten [its effort to] build automotive chips, a relatively new attempt in Huawei’s product road maps.” the person added.

STMicro manufactures professional sensor chips such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, motion, optics and images and a leading supplier of automotive chips.

Partnership with STMicro will lead Huawei to develop top automotive semiconductors and sell its solutions to firms such as Tesla and BMW.

Back in May, The US Commerce Department added Huawei into Entity List, which prohibits the company from purchasing US goods. It’s was reported that the US is planning to expand the restriction further including Taiwan’s TSMC. TSMC is one of the key chip makers of Huawei.

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Therefore, Huawei has prioritized the mobile-related chip in the first development projects that will be developed for Huawei and Honor smartphones. This project is aimed to empower Huawei’s chip-making division – HiSilicon.

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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A bunch of new features under testing for Petal Search app

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Petal Search is a Huawei Search Engine and an important app that doesn’t only come with a powerful combination of services but also a whole new range of features directly on your device. Search and download, simple as that. However, Huawei continues to improve this app and planning to bring more features to make it more competitive.

According to our information, Huawei has begun testing a bunch of new features for the Petal Search app and it’s associated with version number 11.0.9.300. This version brings improvements for Petal Go, Newsfeed, travel optimizations, nearby search, and add other options.

Here are the latest features that come with Petal Search 11.0.9.300

  1. Petal Go-Follow your favorite teams and leagues straight from Petal Go.
  2. Petal Go-Tell us how we’re doing-you can now rate the responses you receive from your smart assistant.
  3. Petal Go-New fun and games-just think of a celebrity or character, and Petal Go will guess who it is.
  4. News Feed-Find coverage of more events in the Sports section, and check lottery results in the Finance section.
  5. News-Further customize your app by adding, removing, and rearranging news categories.
  6. News Feed-An improved Ul design makes cards appear neat er and more consistent.
  7. Travel-An improved home screen makes it easier to find hotels and flights. You’ll also find new images of popular cities, sights, and destinations.
  8. Follow EXPO 2020 and find out everything you need to know about tickets, pavilions, souvenirs, and more.
  9. Nearby-Find out what’s happening in your area with updates on local events, festivals, and more.
  10. Image searches have been improved with a new launch screen featuring trending content and recommendations.
  11. You can now remove icons from the app’s home screen by touching and holding them. 12. A new sharing option allows you to quickly share files with nearby devices.

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Rollout Awaited:

These features are currently under testing and may take some time to complete the testing schedule followed by the stable rollout.

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Over 2 million consumers visited Huawei store on the return of Meng Wanzhou

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On September 25, Huawei‘s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Meng Wanzhou finally landed in China. However, there is a report that over 2 million consumers across the country jumped into Huawei’s Tmall store to buy Huawei products to support Huawei.

May consumers left a message to the consumer service at the Huawei store for Meng when placing an order: “Welcome Meng Wanzhoud home, Huawei, come on!” Thereafter, Huawei has been trending on the hot search tab.

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou is finally landed in China, carried on a Chinese government chartered plane at an airport in Shenzhen after 1028 of detention in Canada.

Huawei CFO landed in China since her arrest at Vancouver Airport in Canada. A Chinese statement media reported that Meng Wanzhou will have also to take pandemic prevention requirements and participate in a 14+7 day quarantine.

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Huawei Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Meng Wanzhou has finally landed in China, carried on a Chinese government-chartered plane at an airport in Shenzhen after 1028 of detention in Canada. A Chinese ambassador and Huawei staff welcome the CFO back to her homeland.

This isn’t a simple welcome, it was made heroic by the Airport’s tower management and announced on the radio a message for Ms. Meng:

“The motherland will always be your strongest support. Ms. Meng Wanzhou welcomes you back!”

This is the first time when Huawei CFO landed in China since her arrest at Vancouver Airport in Canada. A Chinese statement media reported that Meng Wanzhou will have also to take pandemic prevention requirements and participate in a 14+7 day quarantine.

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China’s foreign ministry statement:

“Facts have already fully proved that this is an incident of political persecution against Chinese citizens, with the purpose of suppressing China’s high-tech enterprises. The accusation of Ms. Meng Wanzhou’s so-called “fraud” is purely fabricated. The actions of the United States and Canada are typical arbitrary detentions.” said China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.

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Meng’s speech:

The story continues as meng also delivered a returning keynote on her return after a long time to the people. She said the long wait in an overseas country is full of struggle and suffering. On the other hand, now the temperature of her hometown is making her unspeakable.

“Motherland i am back” said Meng

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Background story:

On December 1, 2028, Canadian police detained Huawei CFO while she was transiting at an airport in Vancouver, Canada. Subsequently, the Canadian Ministry of Justice held a press conference to announce the news of Meng Wanzhou’s arrest.

In March 2019, Canada approved Meng Wanzhou’s extradition order to the United States. Since then, Huawei has sued the Canadian government for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.

On May 27, 2020, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that the Meng Wanzhou case met the double criminality principle of extradition requirements and decided not to release.

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On August 18, 2021, the trial of Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case in the British Columbia High Court was all concluded, and the judge did not immediately announce the verdict. The judge decided to hold a meeting on October 21 and agreed to announce the date of the verdict.

On September 25, 2021, after a deal with the U.S. regarding the latest settlement on the case, Meng Wanzhou left Canada on a chartered plane by the Chinese government and reached her homeland.

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