My plan for Day 4 at CES stems from an innocuous statement by Intel CEO Paul Otellini during his Tuesday (Jan. 10) keynote. Otellini introduced Intel’s smartphone platform reference design and Lenovo--of all companies--will be the first to use this design in its K800 handset. The most interesting aspect of Intel’s announcement was that the phone is destined only for the Chinese market. That fact made me realize that China, with its rising middle class and huge population, has become a key market for manufacturers.
With that in mind, I spent Day 4 visiting the booths and speaking with representatives from the largest handset manufacturers in China or other Asian suppliers. First was Korean manufacturer K-Touch, which introduced a line of handsets at CES developed with a Chinese-developed OS based on cloud computing called Aliyun (like “alien,” get it?). Most of their designs used dual-core processors and boasted performance that rivaled larger manufacturers like HTC and Samsung.
Huawei, ... is running mainly by chinese who don't have exposure to the outside world.
In this case it even hired the wrong consultant, at least they should do a decent background check.
no wonder it can't crack open US market, miscommunication...
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.