OPPO is about to announce the results of its own chip project, and it's not a System on a chip (SoC) application at its core, a tech blogger said on Weibo Monday.
Weibo user @数码闲聊站 said SoC chip designs are basically decade-long projects, such as Huawei's HiSilicon.
In February, it was reported that the special assistant to OPPO's CEO proposed three plans in an internal article, including software development, the cloud, and the "Marianas plan" for the chip.
OPPO used the name Marianas Trench to describe the difficulty of making a "top-of-the-line chip". This is a separate project within the company, the senior director of product planning is Jiang Bo.
As previously reported, OPPO's chip technology committee will ensure the technical input of its own chips. It was established in October 2009 and is responsible for coordinating internal and external resources and reviewing key projects.
Chen Yan, the head of OPPO's chip technology committee, was the head of the software research center at OPPO Research Institute and was a technical director at Qualcomm.
Liu Chang, vice president of OPPO and director of the research institute, said in December 2019 that OPPO has the ability to develop chips and that the co-processor M1 being developed is likely to be used in the product.
In addition, OPPO has applied for the trademark "OPPO M1" at the European Union Intellectual Property Office, which includes "chip, semiconductor chip, computer chip, multiprocessor chip, electronic chip for integrated circuit manufacturing, biochip, smartphone, cell phone, screen. "