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AMD positions itself to design mobile CPUs, in collaboration with Huawei

In a few days, the decision of the American administration making it impossible for Huawei to use American technologies will come into force. Suddenly, the Chinese giant will no longer have the right to produce smartphones equipped with components containing American technologies or components. A bleak future is looming for Huawei, unless Intel’s long-standing rival AMD comes to Huawei’s aid.

Huawei is blocked from all sides

Huawei has been at the heart of repeated spy scandals since 2019. This prompted the US administration to blacklist the Chinese company, now the world’s number 1 smartphone. In terms of volumes at least.

Only, since the entry into force of the anti-Huawei measures of the United States, the company is fighting somehow. In order to maintain its current level of market leader.

We then had to wait only a few months to see the last nails hit on Huawei’s coffin.

Huawei – Photo credits: Brno Daily / CC-BY-SA 4.0 Matti Blume

The firm can no longer use Android on its smartphones and tablets. Just as the firm can no longer embed Intel or Qualcomm processors in its computers and smartphones / tablets.

Without forgetting its HiSilicon Kirin chips, which embed components loaded with American technology.

AMD positions itself to rescue Huawei

In 2019 the White House announced the imminence of a special license issued to American companies. And on file study. In order to allow the said companies to continue to trade with Huawei or the companies blacklisted by the USA.

An AMD Ryzen CPU – Photo credits: Pixabay

AMD and Microsoft are among those lucky companies. Reason why Redmond continues to supply Windows 10 to Huawei. And that AMD is positioning itself to win the stake by becoming the official founder of Huawei. As a reminder, the smartphone market still escapes the two historical founders that are Intel and AMD.

An AMD Ryzen CPU – Photo credits: Pixabay

This is also good since AMD recently unveiled the Ryzen C7, its first mobile processor.

The latter has 8 cores, including 2 x ARM Cortex-X1 clocked at 3 GHz ultra-powerful, 2 x ARM Cortex-A78 clocked at 2.6 GHz a little powerful, and 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.6 GHz ultra-economical. This SoC engraved in 5 nm is 50% more powerful than the most powerful Qualcomm processor.

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