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Whether the AI ​​chip can drive the mobile phone market, there is still no answer.

via:博客园     time:2018/12/18 14:11:45     readed:331

In 2018, the craze of artificial intelligence has profoundly affected various industrial fields. As the core of artificial intelligence, AI chips have become the investment products of the cusp. The giants of different industries have introduced various AI chips.


In May 2018 Compass Intelligence released a research report on AI chips. Among the top 24 companies in the list, the top three are Nvidia, Intel and IBM. The Chinese company has 7 seats, the highest is Huawei ranked 12, and the other six Chinese companies are : MediaTek, Imagination, Rockchip, Core, Cambrian, Horizon.

However, from the application of AI chips in mobile phones, AI does not seem to bring the entire mobile phone market. Every manufacturer claims that the mobile phone is equipped with an AI chip. Apple A12 processor integrated hardware —— Neural Network Engine (Neural Engine)& rdquo; can perform 5 trillion calculations per second, its performance is reflected in the camera and voice. The domestic AI chip released by Huawei in September last year indicates that 5.5 billion transistors are integrated on a small chip. The AI ​​computing power is nearly 25 times better than the four Cortex-A73 cores and 50 times energy efficiency. The ability to recognize images, take pictures, etc.


However, this month, the China Information and Communication Research Institute (CAICT) released the domestic mobile phone market operation analysis report in November 2018, showing that the overall shipment volume of the domestic mobile phone market and the number of new models on the market showed a downward trend. In November of this year, the total domestic mobile phone market shipped 35.27 million units, down 18.2% from the previous month. In the first 11 months of 2018, the total domestic mobile phone shipments totaled 379 million units, a decrease of 15.6% from last year.


It seems that the AI ​​card in the mobile phone market is not going well, but domestic mobile phone companies have developed AI chips that really drive the development of domestic AI chips. Perhaps the next boiling point of the mobile phone market will be 5G technology. Before the 5G era is coming, AI intelligence is a strong bedding. The maturity of 5G technology in the future will certainly promote the development of AI chips and artificial intelligence.

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