HiSiliconHiSilicon () is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong and fully 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, ARM Cortex-A53, ARM Cortex-A57 and also for their Mali graphics cores. HiSilicon has also purchased licenses from Vivante Corporation for their GC4000 graphics core.
HiSilicon is reputed to be the largest domestic designer of integrated circuits in China.
Smartphone Application ProcessorsHiSilicon develops SoCs based on ARM architecture. Though not exclusive, these SoCs see preliminary use in handheld and tablet devices of its parent company Huawei.
K3V2The first well known product of HiSilicon is the K3V2 used in Huawei Ascend D Quad XL (U9510) smartphones and Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD7 tablets. This chipset is based on the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore fabbed at 40 nm and uses a 16 core Vivante GC4000 GPU. The SoC supports LPDDR2-1066, but actual products are found with LPDDR-900 instead for lower power consumption.
K3V2EThis is a revised version of K3V2 SoC with improved support of Intel baseband. The SoC supports LPDDR2-1066, but actual products are found with LPDDR-900 instead for lower power consumption.
Kirin 620• supports – USB 2.0 / 13 MP / 1080p video encode
Kirin 650, 655, 658, 659
Kirin 810 and 820
Kirin 910 and 910T
Kirin 920, 925 and 928• The Kirin 920 SoC also contains an image processor that supports up to 32-megapixel
Kirin 930 and 935• supports – SD 3.0 (UHS-I) / eMMC 4.51 / Dual-band a/b/g/n Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy / USB 2.0 / 32 MP ISP / 1080p video encode
Kirin 950 and 955• supports – SD 4.1 (UHS-II) / UFS 2.0 / eMMC 5.1 / MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.2 Smart / USB 3.0 / NFS / Dual ISP (42 MP) / Native 10-bit 4K video encode / i5 coprocessor / Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP
Kirin 980It is HiSilicon's first SoC based on 7 nm FinFET technology.
Kirin 985 5GIt is HiSilicon's second 5G SoC based on 7 nm FinFET technology.
Kirin 990 4G & 990 5GKirin 990 5G is HiSilicon's first SoC based on N7+ nm FinFET technology.
Smartphone modemsHiSilicon develops smartphone modems which although not exclusively, these SoCs see preliminary use in handheld and tablet devices of its parent company Huawei.
Balong 700The Balong 700 supports LTE TDD/FDD. Its specs:
Balong 710At MWC 2012 HiSilicon released the Balong 710. It is a multi-mode chipset supporting 3GPP Release 9 and LTE Category 4 at GTI (Global TD-LTE Initiative). The Balong 710 was designed to be used with the K3V2 SoC. Its specs:
Balong 720The Balong 720 supports LTE Cat6 with 300 Mbit/s peak download rate. Its specs:
Balong 750The Balong 750 supports LTE Cat 12/13, and it is first to support 4CC CA and 3.5 GHz. Its specs:
Balong 765The Balong 765 supports 8×8 MIMO technology, LTE Cat.19 with downlink data-rate up to 1.6 Gbit/s in FDD network and up to 1.16 Gbit/s in the TD-LTE network. Its specs:
Balong 5G01The Balong 5G01 supports the 3GPP standard for 5G with downlink speeds of up to 2.3 Gbit/s. It supports 5G across all frequency bands including sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave). Its specs:
Balong 5000The Balong 5000 supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G. Its specs:
Wearable SoCsHiSilicon develops SoCs for wearables such as truly wireless earbuds, wireless headphones, neckband earbuds, smart speakers, smart eyewear and smartwatches.
Kirin A1The Kirin A1 was announced on September 6, 2019. It features:
Server processorsHiSilicon develops server processor SoCs based on ARM architecture.
Hi1610The Hi1610 is HiSilicon's first generation server processor announced in 2015. It features:
Hi1612The Hi1612 is HiSilicon's second generation server processor launched in 2016. It features:
Kunpeng 916 (formally Hi1616)The Kunpeng 916 (formally known as Hi1616) is HiSilicon's third generation server processor launched in 2017. The Kunpeng 916 is utilized in Huawei's TaiShan 2280 Balanced Server, TaiShan 5280 Storage Server, TaiShan XR320 High-Density Server Node and TaiShan X6000 High-Density Server. It features:
Kunpeng 920 (formally Hi1620)The Kunpeng 920 (formally known as Hi1620) is HiSilicon's fourth generation server processor announced in 2018, launched in 2019. Huawei claim the Kunpeng 920 CPU scores more than an estimated 930 on SPECint®_rate_base2006. The Kunpeng 920 is utilized in Huawei's TaiShan 2280 V2 Balanced Server, TaiShan 5280 V2 Storage Server and TaiShan XA320 V2 High-Density Server Node. It features:
Kunpeng 930 (formally Hi1630)The Kunpeng 930 (formally known as Hi1630) is HiSilicon's fifth-generation server processor announced in 2019 and scheduled for launch in 2021. It features:
Kunpeng 950The Kunpeng 950 is HiSilicon's sixth-generation server processor announced in 2019 and scheduled for launch in 2023
AI AccelerationHiSilicon also develops AI Acceleration chips.
Da Vinci architectureEach Da Vinci Max AI Core features a 3D Cube Tensor Computing Engine (4096 FP16 MACs + 8192 INT8 MACs), Vector unit (2048bit INT8/FP16/FP32) and scalar unit. It includes a new AI framework called "MindSpore", a platform-as-a-service product called ModelArts, and a lower-level library called Compute Architecture for Neural Networks (CANN).
Ascend 310The Ascend 310 is an AI inference SoC, it was codenamed Ascend-Mini. The Ascend 310 is capable of 16 TOPS@INT8 and 8 TOPS@FP16. The Ascend 310 features:
Ascend 910The Ascend 910 is an AI training SoC, it was codenamed Ascend-Max. which delivers 256 TFLOPS@FP16 and 512 TOPS@INT8. The Ascend 910 features:
The Ascend 910 Cluster has 1024–2048 Ascend 910 chips to reach 256–512 petaFLOPS@FP16. The Ascend 910 and Ascend Cluster will be available in Q2 2019.