In search of its own custom processor
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
5/18/2015 03:36 AM EDT
DONGGUAN, China — Perhaps, it’s about time, maybe it’s inevitable. When Apple, Huawei and Samsung, three out of the five largest smartphone vendors in China are already designing handsets using their own processors, Xiaomi figures it’s time to go vertical.
Xiaomi wants its own custom-designed processors to differentiate its products and control its destiny, an executive of Leadcore Technology told EE Times.
Rather than putting together an in-house chip design team, Xiaomi chose Leadcore, a fabless chip company wholly-owned by China’s Datung Telecom Technology and Industry Group, as its partner to source the technology
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