• The RISC-V Software Ecosystem Project has brought together 13 global industry leaders as its founding members, including Intel and Samsung
  • T-Head has introduced eight RISC-V processors since its establishment, and four of them have are available as open-sourced IP

Speculation has been rife about Huawei’s development of a new semiconductor packaging technology that can achieve 7-nanometre performance for chips.

Rene Haas, the chief executive of Softbank-owned British chip technology firm Arm, said the company is committed to a stock market float this year.


Analysts say Huawei is ‘racing against time’ to wean itself off advanced US tech and to open up new revenue streams as Washington tightens the screws.

Sales from US firms to the Chinese tech giant have been limited for years, but some officials are pushing for a complete ban, insiders say.


The eliminations started last year and initially fell hardest on the group behind the Alexa digital assistant and Echo smart speakers.


The moves by the world’s most valuable tech company will further upend a chip industry that makes billions of dollars supplying Apple components.


Tencent has joined RISC-V International, an open-source processor architecture group, in the latest move by a Chinese tech firm to try and mitigate the impact of US exports restrictions.

Semiconductor manufacturing looks to make a big leap forward in the coming three years, but US-led restrictions on exports to mainland China threaten to pose a ‘long-term challenge’.


ChangXin Memory Technologies chief executive Zhu Yiming has warned that rising anti-globalisation sentiment is harmful to innovation in the global semiconductor industry.

The Hefei Initiative urged global chip industry players to promote free trade and investment, and deepen cooperation in a ‘friendlier’ ecosystem.


Qualcomm will continue to provide the modem chips for the ‘vast majority’ of iPhones after concern that Apple would drop the chip maker for in-house designs.

Unisoc, China’s top supplier of mobile phone processors, sees a bright future for its 5G chips despite weakening consumer demand for smartphones due to inflation and other factors.

Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in India in the third quarter, down 18 per cent from a year earlier, as the government continued its crackdown on Chinese tech firms operating in the country.

The German carmaker will own 60 per cent in the venture with the Chinese car chip developer, with the deal likely to be completed in the first half of 2023.

Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s second richest person, said the phone would be “ultra-affordable”, as he laid out a US$25 billion plan for introducing next-generation wireless services within two months.

Intel announced that it will produce chips for chip firm MediaTek as it looks to grow its foundry business, with the first products to be manufactured in the next 18 to 24 months.

Despite efforts by Chinese fabless firms to develop competitive products in the car sector, none have managed to rival those from US giants such as Qualcomm.

Nvidia told partners that it does not expect the deal to close, which would leave it with a US$1.25 billion break-up fee after paying US$2 billion at signing.