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Inside Huawei’s HiSilicon

5/18/2011 06:20 PM EDT
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   5/23/2011 2:28:36 PM
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FYI, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Juniper all design their own silicon for high end routers in Silicon Valley. Huawei is the latest to join this elite crowd. And HiSilicon does many, many other chips exclusively for use in its own wired and and wireless comms systems.

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MHK_#1   5/22/2011 8:53:23 AM
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What HiSilicon (or Huawei) want to do can be possible to achieve as a short-term goal, because they have a money and manpower to do it, if they want to own their unique from OS to hardware. Many of companies in a history tried to do that. I know from a history that won’t last long. As a unit’s complexity is getting bigger, it is not possible to do that alone. As money moves to other area, they will abandon as most, if not all, of other companies did. I will step aside and watch how far they can push further.

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elctrnx_lyf   5/21/2011 4:53:16 PM
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Huawei will soon become number one mobile networking and normal networking equipments.

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GREAT-Terry   5/19/2011 4:19:52 PM
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Just like Apple, it may be to have full control on the core technology, including CPU, OS. For Huawei, having its own network processor may be a very important strategy to be ahead of its competitors.

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KB3001   5/19/2011 10:55:52 AM
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I guess these are custom ASICs for front-end data capture and processing.

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tato76   5/19/2011 9:38:14 AM
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Custom chip design is not limited to CPU especially in the telecom equipment market. For example Huaweii is known for its custom Signal Processing chips for optical receivers instead of depending on the optical suppliers like Core Optics or JDSU. Having a chip division with excelent engineers makes all the sense in this industry.

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Android   5/19/2011 7:22:34 AM
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To know more about reasons for custom cpu design, please visit - http://www.tensilica.com/products/literature-docs/white-papers/10_reasons.htm

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Neo10   5/19/2011 2:08:09 AM
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A little confusing, are they doing custom cpus for networking or making chips with branded cpus? There have been too many companies trying to come up with a cpu design of their own but seldom with enough justification to why they need it.

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