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Daily Digest | Chipping away at a huge problem

Written by The Uptake Published on   1 min read

The road to semiconductor self-sufficiency doesn’t exist yet.

Hey there, it’s Brady.

Tencent has three new chips, except nobody outside the company seems to have seen them. Word was put out on Wednesday, when the company’s vice president, Qiu Yuepeng, spoke at a summit in Wuhan.

On paper, the chips address needs in three crucial fields—artificial intelligence, video transcoding, network interface control. This diversity may give Tencent an edge as it steps into a crowded field that already includes Baidu, Alibaba, ByteDance, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and others.

Each company is designing chips to match its roadmap, but the big question is how they will actually put their creations into mass production.

Jiaxing wrote about this. You can read her article here.

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