Huawei preparing an AI processor for smartphones

Posted on Thursday, July 13 2017 @ 12:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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DigiTimes reports Huawei is the latest firm that revealed it's working on an AI processor. The Chinese networking and telecom giant will be revealing its chip towards the end of the year, it will combine CPU, GPU and AI functionality. Huawei consumer group boss Richard Yu also boasts that Huawei developed compression technology that can make its phones with 3G memory perform better than rival brands with 4GB memory.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, has revealed the company will debut an application processor featuring combined functions of CPU, GPU and AI, at a proper time in the second half of the year.

As one of the world's leading suppliers of SoC products, Huawei hopes to compete well with Google and Apple in the new sector of AI application processors, Yu said when speaking at the 2017 China Internet Conference, which opened July 11 for a three-day run in Beijing.

Yu also noted that Huawei's thematic EMUI (emotion user interface) for smartphones boasts deep machine learning and smart computing capability. Through its unique compression technology, Yu claimed, the 3GB memory of Huawei's smartphones can perform better than the 4GB memory of other smartphone brands.

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