Huawei and Zhuhai to Create AI Innovation Center
The government of the Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, has signed and AI and computing collaboration agreement with Huawei Technology Corp. Both sides will collaborate intensely on artificial intelligence (AI) innovation and application, cloud computing and data services, and talent acquisition and training, and create Huawei’s AI innovation center in the west side of Zhuhai.
Huawei and Xiangzhou will next build ‘four centers and one platform’ – namely, the Zhuhai AI Innovation Center and cloud computing data center, Talent Training Practice Center, and Digital Economy Industry and Smart City Exhibition Center; and the AI cloud platform.
QTech Starts HD and Car Camera Project for US$600 Million
QTechnology recently set up a high-definition camera module and automotive camera module project in Kunshan, funded by a capital increase of US$600 million. A leading China-based maker of fingerprint recognition and camera modules, QTech is strongly focused on high-end smartphones and tablets, and is one of the first manufacturers in China to use chip-on-board (COB) and chip-on-flex (COF) packaging technologies.
Over the past three years, QTech has invested more than US$1 billion in development, manufacturing and capacity expansion for mobile phone cameras. This year, the company has increased development and application of automotive camera modules and ultra-small mobile phone camera modules with more than 34 million pixels. In Q1, QTech raised its output value by 44 percent.
ComputeX Taipei Trends Span HPC, E-Sports, AI Innovation
ComputeX Taipei 2019 exhibited three key trends: high-performance computing (HPC), electronics sports and AI innovation applications. HPC will drive the development of the IC technology industry, and e-sports remain a key strategy of PC providers. In addition, the use of AI chips to develop MIMO has spread to terminal applications.
Many companies launched new products during the exhibition. For example, AMD and Intel both announced new CPU products. AMD also announced its new game structure – RDNA – while other computer companies such as Dell and Lenovo announced new PCs with NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards for e-sports. AI is also a growing trend for terminal applications.