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Huawei launches ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chipset, takes on x86 server chips from Intel, AMD

Kunpeng 920 is built using the cutting edge 7-nanometer process. (REUTERS PHOTO)

Huawei has unveiled a new processor chip for servers as the Chinese telecommunications gear giant pushes ahead with expansion despite closer scrutiny from the international market, Hindustan Times reports.

The Kunpeng 920 is built using the cutting edge 7-nanometer process and uses the semiconductor architecture of ARM Holdings, Shenzhen-based Huawei said in a statement on Monday. The new chips would compete with the dominant x86 server architecture used by US giants Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Huawei is showing no signs of running out of business even after a number of setbacks on the international stage.

The Kunpeng 920 performs 25% higher than the industry benchmark, operates at a better power efficiency than its peers and will boost the development of big data, the company said. The company also unveiled a new server based on the processors.

“Huawei has invested patiently and intensively in computing innovation to continuously make breakthroughs,” Chief Strategy Marketing Officer William Xu, said in the statement. “Huawei and Intel will continue our long-term strategic partnerships and continue to innovate together.”

While best known for its networking gear and smartphones, Huawei also sells components and services for internet-connected devices. It’s Enterprise Business Group generated more than $10 billion in revenue in 2018, about a 10th of the company’s total.

According to information available from the firm, Hauwei shipped 918,000 server units last year, a 25% increase from 2017.

 

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