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HiSilicon

Chinese fabless semiconductor manufacturing company, fully owned by Huawei / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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HiSilicon (Chinese: 海思; pinyin: Hǎisī) is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong and wholly owned by Huawei. HiSilicon purchases licenses for CPU designs from ARM Holdings, including the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, ARM Cortex-M3, ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore, ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore,[2][3] ARM Cortex-A53, ARM Cortex-A57 and also for their Mali graphics cores.[4][5] HiSilicon has also purchased licenses from Vivante Corporation for their GC4000 graphics core.

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HiSilicon Co., Ltd.
Native name
海思半导体有限公司;上海海思
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryFabless semiconductors, Semiconductors, Integrated circuit design
Founded1991; 32 years ago (1991)[1][citation needed]
HeadquartersShenzhen, Guangdong, China
ProductsSoCs
BrandsKirin

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Kunpeng

Balong

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ParentHuawei
Websitewww.hisilicon.com/en
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HiSilicon
Simplified Chinese海思半导体有限公司
Traditional Chinese海思半導體有限公司
Literal meaningHaisi Semiconductor Limited Company
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HiSilicon is reputed to be the largest domestic designer of integrated circuits in China.[6] In 2020, the U.S. instituted rules that require American firms providing certain equipment to HiSilicon or non-American firms who use American technologies that supply HiSilicon to have licenses[7] and Huawei announced it will stop producing its Kirin chipset from 15 September 2020, onwards.[8] HiSilicon has since been overtaken by Chinese rival UNISOC in terms of mobile processor market share.[9]