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Huawei using ASICs for first time

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nicolas.mokhoff
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nicolas.mokhoff   10/24/2012 4:47:40 PM
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Huawei: you wonder what is going on in their move against the grain of using more FPGAs than ASICs in the industry at large. More control, more security, hm...

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rick merritt   10/25/2012 12:14:35 AM
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A Huawei contact told me the company--like its rival Cisco--has been using ASICs for some time, many designed, I suspect, by its giant HiSilicon division. Apparently Huawei or some big company is now converting many of the Altera FPGAs it uses into ASICs. That usually indicates the systems are moving from relatively small to large volumes.

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GREAT-Terry   10/25/2012 12:48:16 PM
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It is a trend to use ASIC to replace FPGA, especially Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon is also making a lot money from their chips in telecom market.

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Mxv   10/26/2012 11:58:58 AM
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Maybe it's to hide their spyware. An FPGA bitstream can be reverse engineered, but it's harder to reverse engineer an ASIC.

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danny1024   10/26/2012 5:48:28 PM
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No more FPGA for the PLA

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gmeenus0   10/30/2012 7:57:16 AM
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This is not the first time that Huawei is using ASICs. In fact it had used ASICs for their backplane ( and perhaps other hw) in their teleocm fibreoptic equipment - way back in early 2000s. At that time, its design team (later spun out as HiSilicon) implemented ASICs with the help of various ASIC vendors - Meenu

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UILKA   11/4/2012 10:58:33 PM
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if they use Altera Hardcopy it will no be any loss of revenue for Altera

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