At the 2020 summit of China Information Technology Conference held today, Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong told a keynote speech that the Huawei Mate 40 series released this fall will be equipped with the new Kirin 9000 series.
He said the Kirin 9000 series will have more powerful 5G capabilities, AI processing capabilities, more powerful NPUs and GPUs. Unfortunately, due to the second round of US sanctions, this year, they will have one last Huawei Kirin chip for the last time.
Yu Chengdong said that for the past ten years, Huawei has gone from being seriously behind, to relatively backward, to a little behind, to finally reaching, to leadership. “We have invested a lot in research and development and we have gone through a difficult process. Unfortunately, in terms of semiconductor manufacturing, Huawei did not participate in the high-intensity asset and capital industries. We only did the chip design, not the chip construction. “
What did Yu Chengdong say about the Kirin 9000?
In particular, he said that in the field of artificial intelligence, everyone knows that due to its new appearance, China is still in a state that is not lagging behind, leading in some areas. Huawei is building platforms and many large companies in the United States are also building their platforms. “The theory of artificial intelligence, AI algorithms, AI chips, in many ways, we are still in the lead.”
He said that this time they have a very good chance to cover the difference. Huawei has also done some practice in this area. The Kirin 970 came with the world’s first AI processor built into the smartphone chip. The recent Kirin 990 also has a new generation of AI processing capabilities. “Our performance, our computing power and our ability are very strong. So we are the leader in this field, because this is a new technology. “
On the network side, desktop and cloud computing AI processing systems Huawei Shengteng 310 and Shengteng 910 are industry leaders.
The company will release the Huawei Mate 40 this fall. It will be powered by the Kirin 9000 brands. It will have more powerful 5G capabilities, AI processing capabilities, more powerful NPUs and GPUs. Unfortunately, due to the sanctions, the orders can be accepted before September 15.