All of the images below are by Huawei/HiSilicon unless stated otherwise.

Let’s start off with an intro here. The name that we’re all familiar with is HiSilicon Kirin when it comes to Huawei devices. Huawei owns HiSilicon, and they design the architecture of Kirin chipsets. HiSilicon is established since 1991, and it’s the 6th fabless IC company in the world. By fabless we mean they’re like Qualcomm – they only design the layout of how the circuit is to be laid out and printed on the chips, but sends the design elsewhere to have it fabricated.

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HiSilicon doesn’t only do system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, but more or less every other electronic device used by Huawei, such as Turing processor, wireless terminal and network, optoelectronic modules, networking devices, and digital media.

During Huawei’s very own Kirin 95X Series Chipset Workshop last week, they proudly presented that the Kirin 95X series has 3 main improvements – higher performance, longer battery life, and improved image processing. We here at Nasi Lemak Tech knows that by the subject of semiconductors and how it affects you and me, can be very confusing and overwhelming. So, we’re here to make it as simple as possible, and explain it to you.

We’ll be breaking down the subject into a few parts, with each part relating to how it contributes to the 3 main claims that Huawei boasted. The parts consist of what HiSilicon does for their Kirin chipset, and how it affects users like you and me.

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