The previous sanctions against Huawei have caused the recently released Huawei Mate 40 series to receive more widespread attention. The Kirin 9000 processor it carries is also very likely to become the swan song of Kirin.
Let’s first take a look at the specifications of Kirin 9000, which uses a 5nm process and integrates 15.3 billion transistors inside. An 8-core processor composed of one 3.13GHz A77 large core, three 2.54GHz A77 cores, and four 2.04GHz A55 small cores. It is also the highest frequency among CPUs. At the same time, it integrates the 24-core Mali-G78, and the architecture also exceeds the Kirin 990 Mali-G76. The number of cores is more than half, and the performance is improved by 60%. The AI aspect integrates two large cores and one micro-core NPU. There is a quad-core ISP. Performance can be said to be very capable.
But what everyone is most concerned about is where Huawei’s chip business will go after Kirin 9000. Earlier, there were many sources of news that Huawei purchased a large number of MediaTek processors, and recently launched a number of mobile phones equipped with MediaTek processors on the market. At the same time, according to media reports, after the October 30 press conference, Huawei has invested 200 billion U.S. dollars (approximately RMB 133.8 billion) for chip manufacturing and other aspects. In other words, Huawei does not intend to give up making chips, but to intensify its efforts to make breakthroughs in the field of chips.
The founder of Huawei, Mr. Ren Zhengfei, has mentioned the difficulty of making chips more than once. Huawei is one of the best in designing chips, but the technology of manufacturing chips is still stuck by overseas technology. Coupled with the signals released by Ren Zhengfei from a number of colleges and universities before, Huawei’s next focus should be on the chip field, which also confirms Huawei’s determination to develop in chips.
Huawei’s anger of 200 billion US dollars is also to show the world that my country’s technology companies will not shrink because they encounter some difficulties, but will become more frustrated and brave. It can be made, even better than others. Let us look forward to it together!
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