Huawei launches new chipset for servers Kunpeng 920

Huawei launches new chipset for servers Kunpeng 920

Huawei has launched a new chipset for servers, reports Reuters. The launch comes at a time when China wants to improve its chip making capabilities and reduce its dependence on importing the devices.

Huawei is trying to achieve growth in cloud computing and enterprise services, as the company receives increasing criticism from the West. Western countries are afraid that the Chinese government may have influence over the company and misuse it to spy. Huawei himself has always denied such accusations.

Meanwhile, many Chinese companies rely on chips from the United States. However, the two countries are engaged in a trade war, in which they have imposed levies on technology imports. For this reason, Chinese companies are trying to reduce their dependence on America.


The new chipset is called the Kunpeng 920 and is designed by HiSilicon. With the launch of the set, the company shows that it is also good at this, although it does not want to become just a manufacturer of chips. “It is part of our system solution and cloud services for customers. We will never make our chipset department a stand-alone company,” said Ai Wei, head of strategic planning for Huawei’s chipsets and his hardware.

The company already produces Kirin chips for smartphones, which are included in Huawei’s high-end phones. It also has a series of Ascend chipsets for artificial intelligence. The latest 7 nanometer, 64 core CPU should provide much higher computing performance for data centers and reduce power consumption. The chipset is based on the architecture of ARM.

Chief Marketing Officer William Xu states that the new CPU is not a competitor to the American Intel – with which Huawei competes – but a complement.

900,000 severs

Redfox Qiu, president of the intelligent computing business department at Huawei, adds that the company shipped 900,000 servers in 2018. This is a considerable increase compared to the 77,000 in 2012, when it started. The company sees a “good momentum in Europe and Asia”, and expects international business to continue to rise, says Qiu.

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