Over 2 billion smartphones are using Huawei’s 4G/5G technologies
Huawei confirmed that there are over 2 billion smartphones that are using Huawei’s 4G and 5G technologies. The Chinese tech maker made these remarks at Huawei’s “Exploring Innovation Horizons 2022 Innovation and Intellectual Property Forum” in Shenzhen China and revealed some interesting figures regarding the overall IPs.
Alan Fan, head of the Intellectual property rights department at Huawei said that in the past five years, over 2 billion smartphones have been licensed with Huawei’s 4G and 5G patents. This is quite a huge achievement that Huawei has taken over in the field of such invention that no other company could attain.
That’s not it, Huawei has revealed a whole bunch of details regarding its IPs and a total count of patents.
In addition to the above-mentioned figure, Huawei has added over 8 million connected vehicles under its 4G/5G patent race each year.
According to the company, Huawei has accumulated over 200,000 applications globally consisting of over 110,000 authorized applications and over 60,000 PCT applications.
Talking more on the global counts, patents filed by Huawei has increased to 6952 in 2021 from 5464 in 2020. However, the number of U.S. patents granted has declined to 2935 last year from 3108 in 2021, while in Europe they dropped to 2138 from 2239 over the timeline.
The company has also ramped up its efforts in China, meaning that the company has brought in an increased figure of 7913 in 2021 as compared to 6324 in the past year.
To further grew in licensing business, Huawei is working on a one-stop license that would allow industry customers to keep without any renewal hassle.
“Huawei provides patents and technology licenses around the world. In 2021, Huawei will be the company with the most authorized patents in China, ranking first in the number of patent applications at the European Patent Office and fifth in the number of newly granted patents in the United States. Huawei’s PCT patent applications ranked first in the world for five consecutive years.” added Fan.
Revenue and expenditure:
Song Liuping, Huawei’s Chief Legal Officer revealed that Huawei’s R&D investment reached 142.7 billion yuan in 2021, which accounts for 22.4 percent of its annual revenue.
Previous graphs show that Huawei’s R&D investment currently ranks second among global firms, and its R&D investment has reached over 20 million in the past years.
The dedication of Huawei is to move forward, despite facing issues from the global market, the Chinese tech maker has spent a big chunk of money on the investment to innovate new technologies.
Putting some more light on this matter, Huawei has granted over 142 billion RMB investment into research and development in 2021, which accounts for around 22.4% of its annual revenue. This shows how the company is working to get ahead in the field of technology by getting advanced day by day.
Huawei 2022 Annual Report shows Sustained Survival and Development
Today, Huawei released its 2022 annual report, which shows that Huawei’s overall operations are stable. It shows global sales revenue of 642.3 billion yuan and a net profit of 35.6 billion yuan. In 2022, the R&D investment reached 161.5 billion RMB, accounting for 25.1% of the annual revenue. The accumulated R&D expenditure in ten years will exceed 977.3 billion RMB.
“Looking back on 2022, the severe external environment and non-market factors continue to affect the company’s operations. In the midst of the storm, we continue to run and strive to ensure business continuity and ensure support and services for customers. We also worked hard to harvest more food so that I could not only survive but also lay a foundation for future development.” said Rotating chairman Xu Zhijun said
Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou said: “In 2022, operations still face greater pressure. Overall, operating performance is in line with expectations. At the end of 2022, Huawei’s asset-liability ratio was 58.9%, and its net cash balance was 176.3 billion yuan, nearly one trillion yuan. In the scale of total assets, high-liquidity assets such as cash, short-term investment, and operating assets constitute the main part of the assets. The financial situation continues to be stable and has strong resilience and flexibility. In 2022, the total R&D expenses accounted 161.5 billion yuan, and R&D The expense ratio is 25.1%, which is at a historically high level. Facing the future, we are under pressure and more confident!”
In 2022, Huawei achieved sales revenue of 284 billion yuan in the operator business field. 133.2 billion yuan in sales revenue from Huawei’s enterprise business and 214.5 billion yuan in sales revenue from the smart devices business.
Xu Zhijun emphasized: “2023 is a critical year for Huawei’s survival and development. Today’s Huawei is like a plum blossom. Opportunities, industrial portfolio resilience, differentiated advantages, the trust of customers and partners, and the courage to invest aggressively. Therefore, we are confident to overcome difficulties and achieve sustainable survival and development.”
Huawei tops network switches market for the 7th time
Recent research shows that the network switches from Huawei once again won first place in the Chinese enterprise network switch market for the year 2022. Interstingly, Huawei won this title for the 7th year in a row, which is an amazing achievement for the Chinese tech maker.
The latest statics are coming from the market tracker IDC, which published a report with the title “China Network Switch Market Quarterly Tracking Report (2022Q4)”.
In terms of campus networks, Huawei released the CloudEngine S16700 series of switches with the highest performance in the industry. It is four times more powerful than other players in the same field.
Huawei also released the CloudEngine S8700 series, the highest-density switch in the industry. It establishes the super access capability of one machine for connecting 6,000 terminals, and one for two.
The innovative architecture and components increase the signal transmission efficiency by 30% while reducing the heat dissipation power consumption by 30%.
Based on the central switch, the remote modules are managed in a unified manner, so that customers do not need to manage and configure access devices.
It completes network expansion in one second, reducing 80% of management nodes and 77% of engineering wiring. Also reducing the cost of comprehensive network construction by more than 30%.
In terms of data center networks, Huawei CloudEngine data center switches are deployed and served in data centers of more than 100 countries and 21,000+ customers around the world through high-performance programmable devices, self-developed operating systems, and network convergence capabilities.
To be mentioned, the core data center switch CloudEngine 16800 series has reached the world’s top level with a total capacity of more than 300Tbps, ranking first in the world. By providing the best technology, Huawei is still maintaining a lead in the market of network switches.
Huawei Founder reiterates that Huawei doesn’t build cars
Since the evolution of its smart car business, Huawei keeps on debunking rumors of making cars and recently, founder Ren Zhengfei once again reiterates that Huawei doesn’t build cars.
Rumors about Huawei building new cars continue to intensify and many people want to see this happen. Breaking these words of mouth, Huawei’s founder reiterated that Huawei does not build cars.
On March 31, Huawei once again issued a decision-making announcement on the automotive business. The announcement was signed by Huawei’s founder and chairman Ren Zhengfei. Additionally, Mr. Zhengfei also pushes forward the company through hard work and dedication to achieve goals.
“Emphasis that Huawei/HUAWEI cannot be used in vehicle publicity and appearance.” And it is emphasized that ” Huawei Wenjie ” and “HUAWEI AITO” cannot be used.” Permutations and combinations are all rejected.
In 2020, Huawei established a smart car business unit and placed it under the consumer business group. Thereafter, Yu Chengdong chose to lead the division along with consumer and cloud sections.
Since then, rumors of Huawei building new cars or overtaking partner cars continue to arrive. However, Yu Chengdong and other Huawei officials denied related reports.
By the end of 2021, Huawei and SERES jointly launched the AITO car brand. With the advancement of business on March 8 this year, in the slogan of social channels, the original “AITO asked the world” was changed.
Consequently, it became “Huawei asks the world”, this is considered to be a signal that Huawei further dominates the development of AITO cars.
With the latest statement, Ren Zhengfei cleared all doubts about Huawei’s position in the car business. Those fans who are looking forward to hanging the Huawei Logo on the front of the car may be disappointed for the time being.