An example of Huawei Technologies: as soon as the Chinese company took the leading position in the segment of smartphones and network base stations, US sanctions banned the production of in-house processors. Xiaomi, against this background so far, demonstrates modest ambitions but declares that it will not abandon its own processors’ development.
This week the company unveiled its own processor called the Surge C1. The chipset will be used in smartphones for image processing. The Surge C1 processor was developed by Xiaomi back in 2017, so this is the second such experience for the company. As the founder of Xiaomi Lei Jun said during the presentation, the company has been investing in developing its own processors for seven years. “This path is long and full of difficulties, but we have the patience and perseverance to overcome it,” said the head of Xiaomi.