On December 27, 2021, Ziguang Zhanrui’s “People’s 5G” conference was held online. At the press conference, Zhan Rui announced important progress in chip research and development: the second-generation 5G chip platform Tanggula T770 and Tanggula T760 realized mass production of customer products.
Comprehensive upgrade of communication technology and semiconductor technology
At the press conference, Ziguang Zhanrui CEO Chu Qing pointed out that Zhanrui’s second-generation 5G chip platform has undergone a comprehensive upgrade in terms of communication technology and semiconductor technology: “In terms of semiconductor technology, this chip is the world’s first chip to return to the experiment. The 6nm chip of the chamber. Our previous generation is 12nm. The difference between 6nm and 12nm is double the number. In terms of integration, including performance, it is also very different. In terms of speed, the basic performance of the new generation can be at least doubled Above, the improvement is 100%; in terms of integration, the improvement is almost more than 100%. In terms of communication technology, the second-generation 5G chip platform represents the latest and most advanced communication power. In the past nearly a year Inside, we have made in-depth cooperation with China’s three major operators in slicing and 5G R16 technology. On July 30 this year, we also released the world’s first R16 version together with China Unicom. In addition, we We have done a sliced full-link test with all three major operators and have been successful. It will play a huge role not only in consumer electronics, but also in the Internet of Things.”
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Mass production of customer products-an important milestone in the development of the second-generation 5G chip platform
In fact, Zhanrui’s new-generation 5G chip platform soon reached the state of mass production of chips after returning to the film. So what is the difference between the official announcement of “customer product mass production” and “chip mass production”? In this regard, Zhou Chen, general manager of the consumer electronics division of Ziguang Zhanrui, said that compared with mass production of chips, mass production of customer products will put forward higher and more in-depth requirements in terms of functions, performance, power consumption, and quality. “Product mass production faces the ultimate consumer, and it is the direct experience and feedback of all users. Therefore, only mass production of customer products really represents that the chip platform has obtained functions, performance, power consumption, quality and other aspects. The recognition of the company has reached the design goal.”
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Zhou Chen pointed out that among all chips, the mass production of mobile phone sets of customer products should be the most difficult. This mass production is also an important milestone in the development of Zhanrui’s 5G chip platform. “The 5G mobile phone kit contains multiple chips. Take Zhanrui’s new generation of 5G chip platform as an example. It contains 7 chips in total, including the main chip, Transceiver, pmic, and connectivity. The mass production we are talking about here means that each chip All have met the requirements for mass production. From a quality point of view, it is also the highest requirement of the industry-more than 500ppm. So this is a very challenging thing.” According to the introduction, Zhanrui’s second-generation 5G chip platform shows that the company The brand-new product planning ideas include a large number of new technologies and new highlights. “First of all, Zhanrui’s new generation of 5G chip platform is one of the earliest mass-produced 6nm EUV advanced technology chips in the entire industry. Zhanrui has never tried to develop the most advanced technology products in the history. In this generation, we do At this point. The new generation of technology brings not only performance improvement, but also power consumption reduction, which can be fully experienced in our final product. Second, in this product, we put A new generation of Makalu 5G Modem communication platform. It has been greatly improved in terms of 5G performance, and more importantly, the architecture is fully compatible with the requirements of future R16 and other new versions. In addition, this time we have added a new Vivimagic imaging system , Through the support of high frame rate, billion-level pixel imaging capabilities and the improvement and enhancement of multi-domain dimensional algorithms, to provide consumers with a brand-new imaging experience. In addition, the latest generation of 5G chip platforms will not lack artificial intelligence support. Our entire series can support up to 10T NPU computing power, and have a high level of energy efficiency, providing a good hardware platform for the subsequent large number of new applications based on artificial intelligence.” Zhou Chen said.
The second-generation 5G chip platform empowers consumer and industry sectors in all scenarios
It is reported that Zhanrui’s second-generation 5G platform has been first applied in consumer electronics fields such as 5G smartphones, and its performance, battery life, imaging, AI and other capabilities have been comprehensively improved, bringing users a smoother 5G experience and richer smart life fun . At the same time, the platform will also play a vital role in the application and promotion of 5G in vertical industry fields. It will empower the industrial system in many scenarios such as industrial Internet of Things, mobile Internet, fixed wireless access, Internet of Vehicles, and Internet-connected PCs. And the intelligent upgrading of various industries in society. “The second-generation 5G chip platform of Unisplendour Zhanrui provides an experience of over gigabit uplink and downlink rates, and provides a flexible baseband architecture that can support more new features through software upgrades.” Manager Huang Yuning told reporters, “These two key features are very friendly to applications in the industry. Unlike in the consumer field, in the industry application, 5G connects machines and equipment, and they are often mainly data producers. Therefore, The ultra-gigabit uplink capability is the technical basis to ensure the fast and efficient transmission of these produced data. At the same time, the scalable baseband architecture and serialized middleware can efficiently support the customized development of industry solutions. In addition, The industry sector has higher requirements for reliability than the consumer sector. In this regard, we will launch a complete solution suitable for industrial-grade high and low-temperature environments and complex electromagnetic environments as planned. This will provide a wide range of applications for 5G in industrial and automotive applications. Lay the foundation.”
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“Connectivity” + “Intelligence”, Zhanrui’s dual foundation for long-term development
“The ambition of human development is to continuously promote social development. The next ambition of mankind is to connect the world together, and the ultimate goal is to be intelligent.” Chu Qing pointed out that the connection without intelligence lacks connotation, lacks value, and does not The intelligence of connection is an island, and it cannot reflect value either. For this reason, in terms of strategic layout, Zhanrui has established two solid foundations: one is AI, or “intelligence”, and the other is “connection” represented by 5G. “The two things of’intelligence’ and’connection’ are complementary and form the two foundations of Zhanrui’s long-term development. Zhanrui has made a lot of investment in these two aspects. We are working on the second-generation 5G platform. The built-in “Tianshan” architecture is to make the two things of intelligence and connection inseparable and independent of each other, so as to ensure that the two products of Tanggula T770 and Tanggula T760 have a strong continuity and long-term future. Long-term technical support.” Chu Qing explained.
Slowly hit hard, focus on the goal, and adhere to the “No Two Strategy”
“From the perspective of business development behind Zhanrui, in order to adapt to the slow-moving model, we require business to be collected, not issued. Our goal will be more concentrated, and limited resources will be concentrated in a more precise direction. If we do not do so, At this point, you will definitely lose out in the competition.” When it comes to the company’s long-term development strategy, Chu Qing pointed out. In his view, the company must be sufficiently clear and focused in its development strategy, and it must shrink to the main areas in terms of resource management. “Before I came here, I proposed the “Non-Duality Strategy” with the board of directors, that is, we ultimately have a requirement for any field we enter-we must enter the top two. If we do not plan for five or ten years, If you may enter the top two, then give up and don’t do it. This “no-dual strategy” will be manifested very clearly in the 2022 meeting of Zhanrui, which is to focus on the smart field of 5G.” It is reported that Ziguang Zhanrui has already been in the field of IoT. Initially achieved the goals set by the “No Two Strategy”, “In terms of global market strategy, I have observed that in the past 24 months, we have been firmly ranked second. Then we will continue to work hard in this regard and ensure that our strategy Chu Qing said, “In addition, in the main battlefield of smart phones, we still have to continue to increase market share and continue to increase the satisfaction of high-end customers.”
In Chu Qing’s view, 2019 is the first year of 5G, and 5G really began to compete fiercely, and the year when it began to create wealth is 2022. “Before we experienced a year of painful supply shortage. I think that by the third quarter of 2022, this process will be reversed-from supply shortage to sufficient supply to oversupply and oversupply. In the situation of oversupply, everyone can get it. Abundant upstream resources. If at this time, as the promoter of real applications, you cannot make good use of these opportunities and fill yourself with fuel to move forward at full speed, others will surpass you, and you will lose this opportunity. Whether it is in an era of shortage or supply In sufficient times, there are different tracks, and the result of competition is the same, that is, the survival of the fittest.”
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The realization of mass production of Zhanrui’s 6nm 5G platform for customers indicates that Zhanrui has fully equipped the R&D and commercial capabilities of advanced process chips. This is a strong evidence of Zhanrui’s comprehensive improvement in the dimensions of R&D process specification, design capabilities, and product quality. 6nm will be the beginning of Zhanrui’s advanced manufacturing process. Zhanrui has enough technology accumulation to lay a solid cornerstone for the next generation of products to cut into 5nm and other more advanced semiconductor technologies. “Zhan Rui has two strategic goals, one is “ecological bearer” and the other is “people’s 5G.” If we want to truly make our 5G affordable for everyone and easy to use everywhere, it must be eliminated Currently limited by people’s shortcomings. This requires that we must do independent innovation and advance into more difficult and irreplaceable areas, more core places, rather than remote places. This is Zhan Rui’s responsibility and development. The goal that Rui must have is also the direction of our efforts.” Chu Qing concluded.