Why there? Huawei is a son of Shenzhen. We can understand why it would build a new campus in Dongguan’s Songshan Lake, as that is literally just up the road from its headquarters in Shenzhen’s Longgang district. But Shanghai is on the eastern seaboard, part of the Yangtze River Delta and is Shenzhen’s biggest competitor, er, comrade.Continue reading Huawei commits Kunpeng to home base
Huawei Technologies has announced the release of its first 5G smartphone for commercial use in Shenzhen. The Huawei Mate 20 X (5G), priced at RMB6,199 (about US$900), will be available from August 16 and pre-orders will open from July 26.
Kunpeng, the new ARM-based server chips being developed by Huawei Technologies, is getting a RMB3 billion ($436 million) capital injection over the next five years. The aim is to build an entire “computing ecosystem” for the new microchips.
Xu Zhijun, Huawei’s rotating chairman, said the investment will be used to bolster the company’s IT infrastructure related to Kunpeng and encourage the development of applications based on the processors. An “online community” is being established to offer developers tools, open-source operating systems, and access to related projects.Continue reading Huawei to invest RMB3b in new chips ‘ecosystem’