In response to report that Douyin is making AI chips, the company said that "the information is untrue and no AI mobile phone chip has been developed."
According to the Taiwan Business Times, Taiwan's fingerprint recognition IC design company Shen Shield is working with Douyin to develop an AI algorithm chip.
According to the report, mass production of the chip is scheduled for early 2021, and the chip will be used in hardware optimization such as image processing, and is expected to use TSMC's 7nm process, and is expected to enter mass production in early 2021, and begin to contribute performance by mid-2021.
The AI chip will be used to improve performance and reduce power consumption, allowing smartphones to play or record movies at 60 FPS at 4K stable quality.
The report also said that the chip is expected to be the first customer to be OPPO, which is expected to be introduced to several models under the brand, when OPPO's shipment of at least 10 million units of the chip to jump.
In addition, with Douyin's strong performance in the global market, it has the opportunity to capture orders from smartphone makers such as vivo and Xiaomi.