Jeff Zhang, the chief technology officer at Alibaba Group Holding, said the company hopes to learn from the fearless spirit of the honey badger as the e-commerce giant builds up its semiconductor business. Photo: Handout

Why Alibaba named its semiconductor company after the honey badger

‘A chip is small [like the honey badger], and we hope that such a small thing will produce great power,’ said Alibaba chief technology officer Jeff Zhang

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Jeff Zhang, the chief technology officer at Alibaba Group Holding, said the company hopes to learn from the fearless spirit of the honey badger as the e-commerce giant builds up its semiconductor business. Photo: Handout
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Zen Soo

Zen Soo

Zen Soo joined the Post in 2015. She covers China technology, in particular e-commerce, online to offline and mobile payments. She also writes about Southeast Asian tech companies.

Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.