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Report: Huawei’s “Da Vinci” plan, aims self-developed AI chips to bring competition in the global market

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Huawei is planning a new project codenamed “Da Vinci” (Project Da Vinci), also known as some Huawei executives calling it “D Plan”. This will result to completely get rid of the dependence on the US chip and a startup to the company’s own AI chips for future products.

The “D Plan” includes the development of a new Huawei AI chip for the data center, which can support applications such as voice and image recognition in the cloud. This is the first level for Huawei to enter the highly competitive artificial intelligence market.

At present, Huawei executives have publicly expressed their interest in artificial intelligence, and AI functions have also been added to Huawei smartphones and other products. If the “D plan” is the first level for Huawei to fully embrace AI, then Huawei has conducted small experiments on the mobile side.



The “Da Vinci Project” related work includes the development of a new Huawei AI chip for the data center, enabling it to support technologies such as voice and image recognition based on Huawei Cloud. This is the first time Huawei has ventured into this highly competitive market. As Huawei’s products and services are widely used by wireless operators around the world, this program may have a significant impact.

The development of the AI chip is a key component of the Da Vinci Project. A person familiar with the matter said that the HiSilicon engineers at Huawei’s semiconductor division were responsible for designing and developing the Chinese company’s own AI chips for servers running in the data center. He also said that although Huawei servers are still using NVIDIA chips to add AI functionality, it hopes to gradually reduce its reliance on US companies.

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It is reported that in the most recent quarter, China is the second largest market for Nvidia, accounting for 23.5% of its total revenue. Creating a new chip product that replaces Nvidia will be a tough battle. NVIDIA has almost a monopoly on the chip market that powers the computationally intensive process of deep learning algorithms. Many companies rely heavily on NVIDIA chips for AI R&D and landing.


“NVIDIA dominates not only because of its chips but also because it dominates the software framework and tools.” Wu Shuang, an artificial intelligence researcher at Etu Technology, said: “NVIDIA’s market position is now quite good.” he added.

However, Huawei has a large R&D resource and maintains a good track record in developing new businesses. The company has surpassed many of the global telecommunications equipment and smartphone competitors, initially offering cheaper alternatives and later strengthening technology in the value chain.

Among Huawei’s 180,000 employees, more than 80,000 people participated in research and development. Huawei has research centers in China, US, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Russia, and India. Last year, Huawei spent more than $13 billion on research and development.


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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 published a new patent for sharing traffic with in-vehicle devices

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Huawei is developing its own technologies in order to become a leading technology supplier in the automobile industry. In the latest development, Huawei has published a new patent entitled “a method of sharing traffic for in-vehicle electronic device”.

The China Intellectual Property data reveals that on June 30, 2020, Huawei applied for sharing traffic-related patent, which was published on January 18, 2022, with announcement number CN113950031A in China.

According to the patent description, this patent technology discloses a process for sharing the traffic with in-vehicle electronic devices. This patent is related to the field of short-range high communications.

The process explains that the in-vehicle device uses the first antenna to establish a Bluetooth connection with a smartphone, and uses a second antenna to receive SSID and access password.

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Further, it accesses the smartphone hotspot according to the received SSID and access password, so that only the smartphone in the car can establish a Bluetooth connection with the in-vehicle device. Then, the in-vehicle device can be quickly and safely connected to the in-vehicle smartphone hotspot and use the traffic shared by the mobile phone, reducing the user’s operation and improving the user experience.

Huawei sharing traffic technology

Huawei Patents:

In December 2021, Huawei patented a motion planning technology in the field of autonomous driving. This can provide a method and tool for motion planning for autonomous vehicles that help inflexible responding to dynamic obstacles.

The process includes the receive driving environment information including information on the location of dynamic obstacles. Then, input the state representation of the driving environment information into the trained reinforcement learning network model to obtain the time domain output predicted by the reinforcement learning network model.

The prediction time domain represents the length of time, or the number of steps, to predict the motion trajectory. dynamic barrier and use the prediction time domain for motion planning.

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Huawei applied for META-FI trademark

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Nowadays, Metaverse, a VR playground is the hottest topic worldwide. The Metaverse is accessible through the combination of smartphones, wearable tech, and headsets. In this segment, Huawei has also applied for a trademark, META-FI in China.

According to the information, the international classification of the Huawei META-FI trademark includes scientific instruments, etc. However, the trademark status is currently under application.

About Metaverse:

In simple words, the Metaverse is a network of the 3D virtual world focused on social connection. When you go outside wearings smart glasses for work, shop, exercise, socializing, watching movies, and games the Metaverse offer augmented reality as well as records what you see and hear.

At present, Metaverse is a very popular concept and major technology manufactures have announced the entrance and also started research on related technologies. The leading tech makers such as Meta, Google, Microsoft, and more have some technical reserve in the Metaverse and AR/VR fields.

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Earlier, Facebook announced that the company’s name would be changed to “Meta”, a prefix of Metaverse Metaverse.

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Huawei and Metaverse:

In December 2021, Huawei filled registration for the MetaOS trademark, which international classification includes 9 types of scientific instruments. Further, the company applied for a MetaMedia trademark in China. However, all of these trademarks ‘ current status is applied for application.

On the other hand, Huawei is also actively working to deploy Metaverse. However, Facebook has also introduced itself as Meta, which brings together our apps and technologies under one new company brand. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses.

Also, Byte has recently fulfilled its claim of Metaverse Company. The legal representative of Shanghai Metaworth Technology Co., Ltd. has been changed to Wang Fengkun, head of Byte Advertising. Technology, and Metaworth. It is the first Chinese company to have a new company name with the concept of Metaverse.

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Huawei patents a new shooting technology for moon photography

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On January 11, Huawei has published the new patent entitled “a method and electronic device for moon photography” with announcement number CN109951633B in China. Huawei aims behind this shooting technology to capture the crystal-clear and beautiful moon without professional skills.

According to the patent information, the new Huawei shooting technology allows the to capture crystal clear moon in ordinary shooting mode. It means this technology improves the overall shooting experience of non-professional users.

The patent application discloses that it includes a process and electronic device for shooting the moon. The process automatically recognizes the moon in the preview screen and enters the moon shooting mode after recognizing the moon. It will automatically focus on the moon and display a well-defined image of the moon in the preview screen.

Also, according to the user’s shooting process, it collects multiple frames of moon images with clear outlines under different exposure parameters and aggregates images. To obtain clear outlines, crystal clear, and bright backgrounds as well as beautiful images of the moon.

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Huawei Patents:

Last December, Huawei announced a new patent for Arteriosclerosis Detection with publication number CN113838567A in China. This patented technology can show the arterial detection status of the arteriosclerosis detector to remind the user that the arterial segment is the detection position of this identified artery.

Even if the user is a non-professional person, you can intuitively determine the arterial segment area detected during arteriosclerosis measurement.

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