Huawei CEO reveals new HiSilicon chips, including a 64-bit octa-core offering

2014-Jan-16 | Tags: arm

Start64!Huawei, a major Chinese mobiles and telecommunications company, just announced three new HPM processors - a quad-core offering, and two octa-core chips, one of which is a 64-bit processor.

The news came from Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, posted on his Sina Weibo page. The unnamed 64-bit chipset was detailed in a separate post, which deleted soon after. It was described to feature a quad-core Cortex A-57, and quad-core Cortex A-53 combination, out of which, the former will take care of the heavy usage, while the latter will take care of light usage.

The second octa-core chip by Huawei, tipped to be called HiSilicon K3V3 by Engadget, uses ARM's big.LITTLE architecture, featuring a quad-core Cortex A-15 chip and quad-core Cortex A-7 chip...