The phones from the Chinese giant Huawei seem to be a concern for those who have fought the company’s progress in this sector, especially US officials.
Chinese company Huawei’s phone manufacturing sector, which has been largely exhausted and in decline since 2019 under US restrictions, is now on the right track to strongly return to the limelight, but this time with a big difference, it’s a self-sufficient company. , an operation that relies entirely on Chinese technology based on its ability to build powerful phones with hardware and systems that limit the possibility of any outside party influencing the company’s phone production process.
Huawei’s progress towards its expected strong entry into the world of phones was demonstrated by its new phone, the Mate 60 Pro, which was announced in China a few days ago. Semiconductor industry by China company “CMIC”, which is considered a major breakthrough for China in the chip industry, and a major blow to US sanctions.
That prompted the US government to seek more information about a new Chinese Huawei phone, the Mate 60 Pro, which is powered by a more advanced chip.
In this regard, US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan said during a press conference at the White House on Tuesday that the US needs “more information about the chip and its specific structure” to know whether the parties have passed US restrictions on the semiconductor. export to produce like
Dramatic decline and expected returns
In 2019, the phone manufacturing division of the Chinese company Huawei was very good, and the company ranked second in the list of the best-selling companies in the world, after Samsung.
According to Canalys Research, Samsung managed to sell 298 million smartphones in 2019, while Huawei sold 240 million smartphones, and Apple ranked third with 198 million smartphones sold.
Huawei’s goals at the start of 2019 focused on how to take back the title of the world’s largest smartphone vendor from Samsung in 2020, but what happened in mid-2019 changed the company’s priorities, and it was looking for how to withstand a barrage. US sanctions and restrictions.
On May 15, 2019, former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on the “Security of Information, Communications Technology and Service Supply Chains” that barred US companies from dealing with Huawei and other Chinese companies, leading to the new Huawei. Phones lose the ability to use the Google App Store, an indispensable pillar in the world of phones.
Huawei suffered from its inability to acquire advanced American processors that support fifth-generation technology, nor could it turn to any company using American technology in the field. The era of current US President Joe Biden.
All the measures taken by the US against Huawei led to the company leaving the list of the world’s 5 largest smartphone vendors in 2021 and 2022, and in the first half of 2023, selling limited volumes of its phone models. Old chips are stored in it.
At a time when Huawei’s phone manufacturing industry has faced tough times, the Chinese company has been implementing a strategy to ensure self-sufficiency in various aspects of the phone industry as it introduced its “Harmony OS” system to run phones. As an alternative to the Android system, it implemented its own application store “App Gallery” as an alternative to the Google Play Store, encouraging thousands of companies around the world to offer their applications in the store, while the biggest weakness is related to Huawei’s inability to adapt to American processor technology.
The new Huawei phone has an advanced Kirin 9000s chip that supports fifth-generation technology and is designed by Huawei’s HiSilicon chipset division, which is considered a challenger chip for US sanctions.
According to TechInsights, the Kirin 9000s that stripped the phone is manufactured according to the 7 nm technology, and it is manufactured using the advanced and very expensive technology of the Chinese company Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp or SMIC, which is a big achievement and a breakthrough for the Chinese semiconductor industry. It’s seen as a disruptive step on the world stage, with China’s Kirin 9000 chip telling the world: “Look at what we can do, we don’t need you.”
The U.S. administration has tried to end Beijing’s access to chips manufactured with 14-nanometer and smaller technology through restrictions previously imposed on China. Now, with the Kirin 9000s chip, China has demonstrated that it is capable of producing chips with 7 nanometer precision, putting its lag five years behind the most advanced technology, meaning the country has accelerated. The route needs to address its lag in this sector and make the necessary progress in the coming years.
An industry closely associated with America
Amin Al-Tajer, CEO of InfiniteWare for artificial intelligence software, told the “Iqtisad Sky News Arabia” website that manufacturing chips and electronic processors is a very important issue. The technological development that the world sees is closely related to the United States. The American company, through its many companies, controls the world of processors that design and manufacture, and when we talk about the Kirin 9000s processor, we are faced with it. A Chinese industry in this field.
The merchant reveals that the Kirin 9000s processor, which comes with 7 nanometer resolution, is designed by Huawei and manufactured by SMIC, which has been included in US sanctions considering 7 nanometer technology to be the best technology, but it is not considered the best in the world of chip manufacturing, rather it lags behind other companies. , will achieve an accuracy of 4 nanometers or less, but the irony is that Huawei and SMIC have been able to make great progress, which will lead to major advances in this field later.
According to the businessman, the arrival of China will be difficult to produce chips with a precision of 4 nanometers, especially since the Dutch company ASML, which specializes in developing and manufacturing optical imaging systems for the semiconductor industry, with a precision of 4 nanometers, because Chinese companies cannot obtain this key, due to the restrictions imposed by the Dutch authorities on China, this situation Nevertheless, Chinese companies will surely achieve the ability to produce precision processors at some point. 4 nanometers, with the help of open source technologies, is in the world of chip manufacturing, which allowed us to design and manufacture the Kirin 9000s chip for Huawei.
The trader believes that the issue of sanctions is bad not only for China, but for everyone in the chip industry, and it hinders business plans, describing Hawaii as a strong horse that will not face any obstacles in the face of American companies.
Huawei managed to break the blockade
For his part, digital transformation expert Rudy Shoshani in an interview with the “Iqtizad Sky News Arabia” website, surprised everyone with the Chinese Huawei Kirin 9000s processor, which it collaborated to produce with the Chinese company SMIC. Huawei has managed to break the blockade with its Kirin 9000s chip, which…challenges US sanctions and Dutch and Japanese restrictions imposed to ensure Chinese companies don’t have the ability to produce advanced chips.
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Shoshani emphasized that past warnings by experts that tightening the noose on Huawei would push it to become self-sufficient in all aspects have already come true, given the contribution of the embargo imposed on Huawei. A delay but not a stop to it as it still enjoys strong balance in terms of the phone market and is very strong in China.
According to Shoshani, the processor is considered the brain that runs the phones and is responsible for giving the device smooth performance, bearing loads and performing multiple and intensive tasks quickly as it helps the running process. China has been working for some time to produce advanced chips, such as the Kirin 9000s, for applications, improving energy efficiency, and enabling artificial intelligence and fifth-generation technology, but the results have been lacking. Fortunately, the situation seems to have changed now.
Shoshani reveals that Huawei has not given much information about the new app, so the world is still waiting for more information and clarifications on how the company can achieve this goal, which will lead China to a new direction in the economy. The world of technology.
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As part of Meta’s Connect conference last Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg revealed several creative AI features that will be useful for some content creators and influencers. For example, users will be able to use Meta’s AI technology, revealed as Emu. In the Instagram app.
Zuckerberg said Meta will begin rolling out these photo-editing and generative AI tools to Instagram “in about a month,” and Meta’s Emu technology will take seconds to generate images, Zuckerberg said during the Connect conference.
In addition to photo editing tools, Meta is already releasing AI stickers that use Emu and Llama 2 technology, and advanced applications of AI will soon appear in Meta apps in the form of chatbots or AI-powered assistants. Meta will begin testing the beta feature immediately.
Here’s a full rundown of the new AI features Meta brings to Instagram:
– New photo editing tools in the Instagram app:
Like many apps and generative AI filters that are ubiquitous on TikTok, Instagram is adopting its own generative AI tools. Users can also edit photos by “re-styling”, which changes the artistic style of the photo, similar to altering the photo. A watercolor, or “background,” that allows users to replace the background of the image with an illustration.
Any image edited using these tools “represents the use of artificial intelligence,” Mitta wrote in a blog post.
– AI-generated stickers for use in direct messages:
Instead of sticking with Instagram’s existing preloaded stickers or emojis, Meta is rolling out a new tool that lets users create unique stickers using AI. Meta wrote in his blog post that the feature will be rolling out to “select English users next month.”
AI stickers are also available in Instagram features like Live Messages and Stories, and other apps like WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s Stories feature.
– Interactive AI bots – or characters:
In addition to its general AI assistant called “Meta AI,” Meta is working with celebrities and influencers to develop 28 AI chatbots. The first cast uses celebrities and popular influencers like Tom Brady and Kendall Jenner. MrBeast, LaurDIY, and Charli D. Amelio and the AI characters will have their own profiles on Instagram and Facebook.
– Creators will be able to build their own robots in the future:
“We’re building a platform to build AI that can help you do things or have fun,” Zuckerberg said. “The way it works is that people can interact with these AI systems across the entire product universe. .”
Zuckerberg pitched these AI bots as a potential way for creators to “engage” with their communities. The creator of these bots should be “authorized” and “directly controlled,” Meta wrote in a blog post. Already, many startups have released AI tools. Similar applications allow creators to create AI versions such as Afterparty or Render Media.
Economic data released today on Friday showed that the euro zone’s core inflation rate fell to its lowest level in nearly a year this month, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will keep interest rates on hold at its next meeting to assess. The consequences of an unprecedented campaign to raise interest rates throughout the past.
European statistics agency Eurostat reported today that sales, excluding highly volatile items such as food and energy, fell to 4.5% this September, while analysts polled by Bloomberg News had expected a drop of 4.8%, compared with 5.3%. In the month, in the past.
At the same time, the headline inflation rate eased to 4.3% this month from 5.2% last August, the lowest level in nearly two years and well below expectations, thanks to a fall in energy prices. Accelerating rate of rise in prices of services.
The data released today is a strong indication that core inflation, a key measure for the central bank’s monetary policymakers, is on a downward path following a period of statistical deterioration over the summer months.
Despite the decline, general and core inflation rates have been more than twice the central bank’s target of 2% annually.
At the same time, there is a wide disparity in inflation rates between the euro zone’s twenty member states, with the inflation rate in Germany falling to its lowest level in two years this month, while the rate in Spain rose by more than 3. % again.
The current September consumer price inflation rate showed a new decline, reaching its lowest level in more than a year and a half, with the Italian statistics office saying the inflation rate fell to 5.3 for the current month. % y/y compared to 5.4% last month, while the core inflation rate, excluding highly volatile food and energy prices, fell to 4.6% this month, down from 4.8% last month.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of MetaPlatforms, has introduced a group of new products powered by artificial intelligence, including smart glasses that can answer questions and broadcast live on Facebook, as well as “bot” programs to create images and an advanced headset for virtual reality. .
Zuckerberg described the products as bridging the virtual and real worlds, and asserted that low-cost or free artificial intelligence in what Meta offered could be integrated into daily routines.
The MetaQuest virtual reality headset is one of the most popular in the burgeoning virtual reality industry, and company executives described it as the best value in the industry, marking the imminent launch of an expensive headset from Apple.
Speaking from the central courtyard at Meta’s sprawling campus in Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg said Meta’s new generation of Ray-Ban smart glasses will launch on October 17 for $299.
The device will have a new assistant from Meta that works with artificial intelligence and will be able to live-stream what the user sees on Facebook and Instagram, a feat compared to the previous generation’s ability to take pictures.
Earlier during the presentation, Zuckerberg said that the latest mixed reality headset (Quest) will start rolling out on October 10.
Zuckerberg’s statements came at the MetaConnect conference, the social media company’s biggest event of the year and the first to be held in person since the start of the Covid pandemic.
It launched the first consumer-oriented generative artificial intelligence products, in which a chatbot (meta AI chatbot) can generate text responses and realistic images.
Zuckerberg emphasized: “It’s not just about answering inquiries. It’s about helping people do things for entertainment and interacting with the people around you.”