Huawei launches server chipset as China pushes to cut reliance on imports

Huawei on Monday also released its TaiShan series of servers powered by the new chipset, built for big data, distributed storage and ARM native applications.

“It is part of our system solution and cloud servicing for clients … We will never make our chipset business a standalone business,” said Ai Wei, who is in charge of strategic planning for Huawei’s chipsets and hardware technology.

Redfox Qiu, president of the intelligent computing business department at Huawei, said the company shipped 900,000 units of servers in 2018, versus 77,000 in 2012 when it started.

The firm founded chip designer HiSilicon in 2004 to help reduce its reliance on imports.

Huawei aims to “drive the development of the ARM ecosystem”, said Chief Marketing Officer William Xu.

Huawei’s new ARM-based CPU is not a competitor to the U.S. Company’s x86 CPUs and servers, but complementary, Xu added.

Chinese firms are also seeking to minimise the impact of a trade dispute that has seen China and the United States slap tariffs on each other’s technology imports.

This article was summarized automatically with AI / Article-Σ ™/ BuildR BOT™.

Original link

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *