Huawei to launch application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functions

Huawei to launch application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functions
Huawei will have a very busy H2 2017 if we are to believe what Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, told the audience at 2017 China Internet Conference.

Apparently, the Chinese company plans to launch an application processor that will feature combined functions of CPU, GPU (graphics processing unit) and AI (artificial intelligence). The new processor will be released in the second half of the year, as Huawei hopes to better compete with Google and Apple in the new sector of AI application processors.

Moreover, Yu explained that his company continues to work on the Kirin 970 chipset that's expected to be packed inside the upcoming Huawei Mate 10. The chip will be based on financial security requirements, as Huawei plans to add support for credit transfers among banks, Yu added.

According to Yu, future Huawei smartphones will come with pre-installed security chip, which will allow owners to use them as car keys for brands like Audi, BMW, and Porsche, companies with which Huawei has already inked agreements.

It remains to be seen how much of what's been announced this week Huawei will manage to achieve in the coming months. Consumer-wise, it means we should prepare for some interesting announcement in the next six months.

source: Digitimes



1. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Exciting. Those Kirin chips are nice.

2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This is brilliant, good to see Huawei making major moves like this, hopefully the Mate 10 will be amongst the first to benefit. This one OEM that is truly trying to compete with Apple and Samsung, and not just releasing rehashes of the same thing every year with newer internals. :)

3. Khyron

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Huawei is giving the steps necessary to overtake apple as number 2 smartphone company

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yay, it's only about time!

5. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...The chip will be based on financial security requirements,..." WTF does that mean? I thought those chips would be based on certain ARM designs? And isn't it either financial requirements (AKA greed) or security requirements?

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