Huawei is allegedly setting up a division to make screen driver chips to enter the screen industry and further expand its footprint in chip making.
According to Weibo blogger @长安数码君, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, recently issued a document with the title translated as "Notice on the establishment of the terminal chip business unit in the field of display driver products".
The document said that although China has become a screen production, export power, but still relies heavily on imports for screen driver chips.
But LED display driver chip is a key component, it is like the central nerve of the human brain that is in charge of the body's physical actions as well as the operation of the brain's thinking consciousness, the document said.
Then 163.com reported that Huawei confirmed that it had indeed set up the division.
The report said that industry chain information shows that Huawei started working on related projects as early as the end of 2019. The first Huawei HiSilicon OLED Driver is already taping out.
Huawei's HiSilicon chip has five main series: the Kirin chip in the field of mobile phone consumer devices, Kunpeng chip in the field of servers, the Ascend chip in the field of artificial intelligence, Balong chip in the field of 5G mobile baseband and Lingxiao chip in the field of home routers.
The following are portions of the document posted by the Weibo blogger:
Although China has now become a big country in screen production and export, but screen driver chips, but mainly rely on imports.
In 2019, BOE will purchase screen driver chips worth more than 6 billion yuan, of which domestic chips account for less than 5%.
LED display driver chip, refers to the driver chip designed specifically for LED display in accordance with the characteristics of LED luminescence.
The maturity of LED display driver IC technology has brought a qualitative leap forward in the display effect of LED display screens.
By virtue of its features such as high output current and constant current, LED display can be applied to various occasions of high current and high picture quality, which directly pushes the form of LED display content and application field towards more diversified development.
LED display driver IC is a key component, it is like the central nerve of the human brain, in charge of the body's physical actions and the operation of the brain's thinking consciousness.
The performance of the driver IC determines the effect of LED display screen broadcast, especially in the application of small pitch LED display.
In order to ensure the user's comfort for a long time, low light and high gray become a major test of the driver IC performance, making the requirements of the driver IC stringent.