China Tech Digest: Alibaba Reportedly Asked To Shed Media Assets; Huawei Begins Charging 5G Patent Fees


Beijing reportedly asked Alibaba to shed its media assets

Beijing reported asked Alibaba to shed its media assets. Alibaba’s media assets include South China Morning Post and others.

Baidu’s AI chips unit Kunlun reportedly completes new funding at $2 billion valuation

Baidu’s AI chips unit Kunlun reportedly completes new funding at $2 billion valuation, according to reports citing insiders.

IDC released global AI server market data, Chinese manufacturers account for 28.1%

Recently, IDC released "Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker (2020H1)". The report shows that the global artificial intelligence server market reached US$5.59 billion in the first half of 2020.

Inspur ranked first in the world with a market share of 16.4%, Dell (14.7%) ranked second, HPE (10.7%) ranked third in the world, Huawei (6%) and Lenovo (5.7%) ranked fourth and fifth.

IDC predicts that AI servers will maintain rapid growth, and the global market is expected to reach US$25.1 billion in 2024.

Huawei announced the charging standard for 5G mobile phones: the patent fee for a single mobile phone is capped at $2.5

Huawei’s Ding Jianxin, head of Global Intellectual Property, revealed that Huawei expects its intellectual property revenue for the three years from 2019 to 2021 to be between 1.2 billion and 1.3 billion US dollars, and announced Huawei’s charging standards for 5G multi-mode mobile phones.

Huawei’s patent license fee for a single mobile phone that follows the 5G standard is capped at US$2.5. A reasonable percentage rate applicable to the selling price of the mobile phone is provided.

He said: "Huawei, as an important technical contributor to the 5G standard, follows the FRAND principle. We hope that the information provided today can provide 5G technology implementers with transparent cost expectations, increase investment certainty, and promote the popularization of 5G technology. "

Alibaba.com: Further cooperation with Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency to help Vietnamese SMEs realize online exports

Today, Alibaba.com and Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation, and hosted the first e-commerce summit in Vietnam.

This event is part of Alibaba’s overseas version of the "Spring Thunder" initiative, which aims to help Vietnamese companies in their digital transformation and access to a massive global network of high-quality buyers.

The Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam stated that the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency and Alibaba will continue to select potential companies to participate in the plan, support their export, establish a brand system on Alibaba.com, and promote establishment of a special page of Vietnam on Alibaba.com.

Bilibili passed the listing hearing of Hong Kong Stock Exchange

According to a document from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Bilibili has passed the listing hearing of Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

NavInfo: AC8025, new generation smart cockpit chip, is being designed and developed as planned

NavInfo recently stated that the market promotion of AC8015 smart cockpit chip is progressing smoothly, and it is initially expected to guarantee the production and supply demand of various partners.

AC8025, a new generation smart cockpit chip, is being designed and developed as planned. The company has been continuously interacting with Tencent for massive data, and they have been cooperating closely in related business areas.

ByteDance: Establishing relevant teams and doing some explorations in the field of AI chips

According to media reports, ByteDance is developing its own cloud AI chip and Arm server chip. Judging from the previous news in the market, Bytedance is actively forming an AI chip team, and there are already many chip-related positions on major recruitment platforms.

According to the information from insiders, it is clear that the direction of R&D of ByteDance is AI chip. In this regard, the relevant person in charge of ByteDance said that they are setting up relevant teams to do some exploration in the field of AI chips.

BYD may provide blade batteries to Hyundai from 2022

According to reports, BYD may provide blade batteries to Hyundai Motor from 2022, and a Hyundai project team has been established. And also, BYD plans to use part of its battery assembly line in Chongqing for the supply of Hyundai cars.

 
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