HiSilicon revenue in 2018 was US$7.6 billion, growing rapidly. Digitimes expects it will soon pass struggling MediaTek. Chipmakers with massive plants (Samsung) have large sales volume, but HiSilicon is #1 in design-only fabless vendors.

90% of HiSilicon’s chips go to Huawei but it is branching out. The AI and Network Processors are natural for a high-end TV, like the pictured 8K Sharp. (Huawei is releasing a TV line as well, with sales projected at 10,00,000.)

Four of the top-5 fastest growing fabless IC companies (with greater than US$200 million in sales) last year were China-based companies – Bitmain, ISSI, Allwinner and HiSilicon.

HiSilicon’s 5G chips are competitive with the best in the industry, Qualcomm. Their AI chips are important for the worldwide Huawei cloud, deploying from Germany to South Africa to all over Asia.

Huawei orders from TSMC may even surpass Apple.

HiSilicon Empowers SHARP to Unveil the 2nd Generation AQOUS 8K Smart TV Series with Hi3751V811 Inside

Shenzhen, China – 16th Jan 2019 – HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd, as a world leading fabless IC semiconductor company, today officially announced the collaboration with SHARP, one of the World’s largest and leading TV corporation. With HiSilicon’s most cutting-edge technology in chipset Hi3751V811, SHARP unveils the 2nd generation AQOUS 8K Smart TV 80, 70 and 60 series, supporting state-of-the-art HDRs.

HiSilicon Hi3751V811 is an extremely high-performance TV chip with 8K decoding and display. The solution is based on the latest Android system software and supports various 8K application scenarios, including 8K images and 8K media. Hi3751V811 provides stunning CPU processing capabilities with a quad-core ARM® Cortex® A73+A53 64-bit CPU and a multi-core ARM® MaliTM-G51 GPU which meets many differentiated technical challenges. Hi3751V811 not only supports 8K screen output but also can interconnect with 4K screens. Hi3751V811 provides the following fantastic display features:

  •  8K@30 fps HEVC decoding, maximum bit rate reaching 100 Mbit/s
    •  8K HDR, including HDR10, HLG
      •  8K image decoding and point-to-point display
        •  8K@30 fps, 4K@60 fps, and 4K@120 fps screens
          •  Display of 8K video on 4K screen and 60/120 fps MEMC
            •  Display of 8K media source in any part of the screen