Innovation and startup: AMD positions itself for designing mobile CPUs in collaboration with Huawei
In a few days, the decision of the US administration to make it impossible for Huawei to use American technologies will go into effect. As a result, the Chinese giant will no longer have the right to produce smartphones equipped with American technologies or components containing components. Unless Intel’s historic rival AMD comes to Huawei’s aid, a bleak future looms for Huawei.
Huawei is blocked from all sides
Huawei has been at the center of espionage scandals repeatedly since 2019. This prompted the US administration to blacklist the Chinese company, which is now the world’s No. 1 smartphone. At least in terms of quantity.
Only, since the imposition of anti-Huawei measures from the United States, the company is somehow fighting. To maintain its current level of market leadership.
It only took a few months for Huawei to put the last nail on the coffin.
Now the firm can no longer use Android on its smartphones and tablets. Just as the firm can no longer embed Intel or Qualcomm processors in their computers and smartphones/tablets.
Not to mention its HiSilicon Kirin chips, which embed components packaged with American technology.
AMD positions itself to save Huawei
In 2019 the White House announced a special license issued to US companies. And on the study of the file. To allow said companies to continue doing business with companies blacklisted by Huawei or the United States.
AMD and Microsoft are among those lucky companies. This is why Redmond continues to supply Windows 10 to Huawei. And that AMD is in a position to win the day by becoming the official founder of Huawei. As a reminder, the smartphone market is still eschewed by two historical founders, Intel and AMD.
This is good news as AMD recently unveiled its first mobile processor, the Ryzen C7.
The latter has 8 cores, including 2 x the ultra-powerful 3 GHz ARM Cortex-X1, 2 x the slightly more powerful 2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A78, and 4 x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A55 Ultra-Thrifty. This 5nm SoC is 50% more powerful than the most powerful Qualcomm processor.