Under the pressure of the United States to “cut off supply” to Huawei, on September 23, Huawei’s annual full connection conference was still held as usual. The conference is organized by Huawei and is a global annual flagship event for the ICT industry. It is a platform for Huawei to release major strategies.
At the meeting, Guo Ping, the rotating chairman of Huawei, gave a keynote speech on “5-machine collaboration to create new value in the industry”. Guo Ping said that the ICT industry is facing huge development opportunities. The government and enterprises are fully digitalized and intelligent. Huawei is expected to open a new chapter with partners.
Guo Ping also shared the advanced practices of enterprises, parks and cities, showing how to provide scenario-based solutions through the combination of ICT technology and industry knowledge to create value for the main business of the government and enterprises. “In the next stage, Huawei’s focus is to work with partners to apply ICT technology to all walks of life, help companies achieve business success, and help governments achieve business development, benefit the people, and good governance.” Guo Ping said.
At the same time, Guo Ping also revealed that Huawei will continue to invest in key businesses. Specifically, in the field of connection, Huawei has proposed the concept of intelligent connection to create a ubiquitous Gigabit, deterministic experience and hyper-automatic network, enabling the intelligent upgrade of government and enterprises; in the field of computing, Huawei adopts the decoupling design of software and hardware to Adapt to different processors such as X86 and Kunpeng; in the field of cloud services, HUAWEI CLOUD currently has 23 regions around the world and has developed more than 1.5 million developers; in the field of AI, Huawei is committed to applying AI to the main business of government and enterprises System, build the core competitiveness of AI system through knowledge-driven and data-driven.
Regarding the current situation of Huawei, Guo Ping said, “Huawei is now encountering great difficulties, and the continuous suppression by (the United States) has brought great pressure to our operations. The specific impact is still under evaluation, and it is our responsibility to survive. main line.”
In response to the U.S. attack on Huawei’s supply chain, Guo Ping said that Huawei will strengthen the supply chain in the future and help partners overcome technological difficulties.
Guo Ping took Xunqiang Electronics as an example, saying that the company is a traditional radiator supplier. It began to cooperate with Huawei in 2016. In the process of 5G radiator transformation and development, Xunqiang actively invested, and with the help of Huawei, the surface treatment process was realized. and other technological breakthroughs. At the same time, through collaboration with Huawei, Xunqiang optimized the processing procedures and logistics routes, greatly improved product quality, production efficiency and supply capacity, and reduced costs by 30%. “Three years of cooperation with Huawei, Xunqiang Electronics’ sales in Huawei has increased by more than 20 times. In the future, Huawei will continue to invest in improving the capabilities of partners, while ensuring that partners can obtain reasonable benefits and grow together with partners.” Guo Ping said.
Facing the uncertain 2020, Guo Ping concluded his speech with a quote from Walt Whitman: “Always keep facing the sun, and the shadows will be left behind by you.”
It is worth noting that in the subsequent interview session, Guo Ping said in an interview with the media that Huawei’s mobile phone chips consume hundreds of millions of chips every year, and they are still looking for ways to do it. American manufacturers are also actively seeking licenses from the US government.
Guo Ping said that the third U.S. sanctions have brought great difficulties to Huawei’s production and operations. Chips and other products were only put into storage in the tenth of September, and the specific data is still in the evaluation process.
According to him, Huawei’s existing chip inventory is relatively sufficient for 2B business (base stations, etc.); and in terms of mobile phone chips, Huawei consumes hundreds of millions of chips every year, and is still looking for ways. American manufacturers are also actively seeking licenses from the US government. .
Guo Ping believes that the chip ban not only affects Huawei, but also has huge restrictions on chip sales by American companies and even other countries. I hope the U.S. government wants to reconsider the policy. If allowed, Huawei will be willing to purchase U.S. chips and insist on a global supply chain.
Regarding whether Huawei will use Qualcomm chips in flagship mobile phones, Guo Ping said that Qualcomm has always been an important partner of Huawei, and Huawei has been purchasing Qualcomm chips for the past ten years. If it can (Qualcomm obtains a license to supply Huawei), Huawei is happy to use Qualcomm chips to produce Huawei phones.
In addition, as to whether Huawei will invest in the field of chip manufacturing, Guo Ping said that Huawei has strong chip design capabilities and is willing to help the chip supply chain to enhance its capabilities in design, manufacturing, and materials. “To help them is to help Huawei itself,” Guo Ping said.