Drive China last night this morning: Meizu admitted Zhuhai state-owned capital to buy land to build a chip factory in Cambridge, UK

May 5, 2019 Drive China Last Night This Morning

Meizu admitted Zhuhai’s state-owned capital stake: founder Huang Zhang is still a major shareholder Ali has not withdrawn

According to Peng News, Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. (Meizu) confirmed that Zhuhai Fund Zhuhai Honghua New Kinetic Energy Equity Investment Fund officially invested in Meizu, and according to the agreement, it has a board seat. Meizu stressed that the largest shareholder and actual controller of the company is Huang Zhang (that is, Huang Xiuzhang, the founder of Meizu), and the management is united and stable.

Recently, a number of third-party equity inquiry tools show that Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. has changed its shareholders, Zhuhai Honghua New Kinetic Energy Equity Investment Fund has officially become the major shareholder of Meizu, with a shareholding ratio of 50.92%, and the equity ratio of Meizu founder Huang Xiuzhang has dropped to 49.08%, retiring to become the second largest shareholder.

On May 4, Meizu said it was contacting these third-party tool companies to revise the data. Alibaba, which previously invested in Meizu, has not withdrawn.

The surging news reporter inquired about the national industrial and commercial registration information shows that up to now, Meizu Technology has a total of 12 shareholders, including Hangzhou Meizu Information Technology Co., Ltd. and Tianyin Communication Holdings Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Alibaba, as well as the newly entered Zhuhai Hongxin Kinetic Energy Ancient Money Investment Fund. However, the shareholding ratio of each shareholder was not disclosed.

Meizu’s shareholder list displayed on the national industrial and commercial information registration In Meizu’s latest director list, Li Nan, senior vice president and CMO of Meizu, is no longer on the list of directors. Meizu said that because Zhuhai Fund came in a board seat, Li Nan withdrew, but Li Nan continued to serve as the company’s CMO in the company.

Before Zhuhai Fund became the owner, Tianyan check information showed that the major shareholder of Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. was Huang Xiuzhang, holding 51.96%; The second largest shareholder is Hangzhou Meitou Information Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Alibaba, holding 28.83%; The fifth largest shareholder is Zhuhai Qiya Investment Partnership, which is held by Meizu executives, with a stake of 2.23%.

On December 27, 2018, Meizu Technology officially announced that the CPC Zhuhai Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. Committee was officially established. At that time, the rumor was that the Zhuhai government would inject capital to support the development of Meizu, and the investment plan has been negotiated.

In 2018, Zhuhai issued Several Policies for Promoting the Development of a New Generation Information Technology Industry in Zhuhai. The Policy introduces a total of 12 measures to support Zhuhai to expand and strengthen the software and integrated circuit design industry, while vigorously developing smart industries such as big data and artificial intelligence, as well as emerging industries such as smart hardware, 5G, and information security, so as to build a pillar of future industrial growth.

The capital injection of Zhuhai Honghua New Momentum Equity Investment Fund is composed of three shareholders, namely Zhuhai Development Investment Fund, Zhuhai High-tech Venture Capital Co., Ltd., and Zhuhai Huajin Lingchuang Fund Management Co., Ltd., all of which are backed by Zhuhai state-owned assets.

Meizu’s last round of financing was in 2014, when it received $650 million in strategic investment, of which Alibaba contributed $590 million. Alibaba’s investment has also boosted Meizu’s rapid sales growth, with Meizu’s sales increasing by 350% in 2015, becoming the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone manufacturer, with total sales exceeding 20 million units. Subsequently, Tianyin’s follow-up investment also made Meizu sell more than 20 million units in 2016, and Meizu announced sales of more than 20 million units in 2017, and in 2018, with the reshuffle of the mobile phone industry and the collective malaise of offline channels, from Sino data, Meizu can guarantee 10 million mobile phone sales.

2019 is another difficult year for mobile phone companies. Market research agency Canalys released data on China’s smartphone market in the first quarter of this year, and the entire market fell by 3% year-on-year, with a total shipment of 88 million units, which is also a new low in the quarterly shipment of China’s smartphone market in the past 6 years. In addition to Huawei, mobile phone shipments of other brands are generally declining.

Huawei will build a chip factory in Cambridge? Response: Did buy 513 acres

According to global technology reports, when the UK is still struggling with the “leak door”, the country’s media reported on the 4th that Huawei will set up a chip research and development factory in Cambridge. According to the Financial Times reported on the 4th, Huawei plans to open a 400-person chip research and development factory outside Cambridge, England, and plans to put into production in 2021.

The plant is located in the heart of Britain’s silicon chip industry, in the village of Southton, about 7 miles from Cambridge, and just a 15-minute drive from the headquarters of Arm Holdings, Britain’s largest technology company. Huawei plans to develop chips for broadband networks at the plant.

Huawei executives told local residents that the new factory will be put into operation in 2021 and will create 400 jobs.

The Financial Times also revealed that Huawei has thousands of employees in the UK, including about 120 in Cambridge. The report believes that Huawei’s decision to produce chips in Cambridge will create a strong competitive environment for semiconductor talents in the region.

Previously, the news of “Huawei’s limited participation in 5G construction” was leaked in advance, which attracted much attention in the UK. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on the 1st that Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was responsible for the leak and fired him. But Williamson denied that he had leaked the secrets, saying he believed a formal investigation would clear his name.

According to the global network reporter learned from Huawei on the 4th, Huawei recently purchased 513 acres of land in Cambridge, England, and plans to invest 1-2 billion pounds in the next 5 years to build and operate a research and development and manufacturing base for optical devices, and provide optical components and optical modules to the world.

Qualcomm suspected of a new generation of flagship processor exposed

According to Fast Technology, the internal model of this generation of Snapdragon 855 chip is SDM8150. However, it is still integrated at the SoC level with 4G baseband, and the realization of 5G is achieved through the external X50 baseband. In contrast, the external baseband will encroach on more space inside the phone, and the heat generation will be slightly higher. Although the outside world has speculated that the next generation chip of the Snapdragon 855 “Snapdragon 865” (folk version, not officially confirmed) will integrate 5G, but the whistleblower Roland Quandt found a chip code-named “Kona 55” Fusion, which he speculated was a product of SM8250 external 5G baseband.

Of course, this does not mean that the “Snapdragon 865” will not be able to achieve SoC-level 5G. After all, at this year’s MWC, Qualcomm confirmed at the press conference that it will tape out the first Snapdragon processor integrated with 5G baseband in the second quarter of this year, and will be commercially available in the first half of next year. Perhaps, the plug-in above can be equipped with a stronger 5G baseband.

Regarding the SDM8250/SM8250, Roland previously revealed that it will also support LPDDR5 memory.

According to ARM’s official roadmap, in terms of CPU cores, the current A76 is succeeded by an improved version of “Deimos” (Demos, the god of fear in Greek mythology), with a performance increase of up to 20%. Not surprisingly, “Snapdragon 865” may continue this upgrade strategy.

In addition, after the excavation of foreign gods, it seems that there are multiple generations of versions of Snapdragon 855, including v1, v2, v2.1 and v2.2. The above processor information is mainly derived from the core source code of ZTE Axon 10 Pro, in addition to exposing that ZTE has three Snapdragon 855 mobile phones (Pine for Tianji 10 Pro 5G version, poad corresponding to Tianji 10 Pro 5G version, Palm is an unknown new product).

Among them, the Tianji 10 Pro 4G version is equipped with the Snapdragon 855 v1, while the last two 5G mobile phones are the Snapdragon 855 v2.

Although there is CPU/GPU kernel information for reference, it is difficult to extract valid difference information for ordinary users.

Roland Quandt followed up and said that Qualcomm is testing the v2.1 version of the Snapdragon 855, and even the v2.2 version codenamed “Hana Pro”.

Since the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 4G version of AnTuTu running score is as high as 380,000, it cannot be said that v1 is a “castrated version”, and perhaps the difference between the first version and the new revision is in the external 5G baseband.

Mozilla revealed that the expiration of the big oolong certificate has made the extension unavailable to Firefox users around the world

According to cnBeta, Mozilla and Firefox users around the world made a joke yesterday, with many waking up early in the morning to find that all the extensions were not available, even the mobile version. Reinstalling Firefox or reinstalling all the plugins won’t help, and in our report on Bugzilla we learned that this was due to Mozilla’s official certificate not being renewed in time.

Mozilla has always been different from other friends in the way of managing certificates, more inclined to manage certificates by themselves or bring their own certificate system, so that both online services and user terminals provide greater freedom, and once there is an accident in managing certificates, it will lead to today’s embarrassing situation.

Not being able to use extensions is a nightmare for the Firefox browser, especially for programmers who rely on it to develop and debug web code.

Before Mozilla renews their certificate, the temporary workaround is to open the about:config page, search for xpinstall.signatures.required, and change its value to false, but this will reduce the browser’s security level.

The bugzilla community of Reddit and Mozilla is currently fried.

Zhou Hongyi stepped down as director of Qianxin The latter met the conditions for listing

According to TechWeb, Tianyancha information shows that Zhou Hongyi, chairman and CEO of 360 Company, officially withdrew from the director position of Beijing Qianxin Technology Co., Ltd. and added Liu Hongjin as a director. Previously, 360 disclosed on April 13 that it would transfer all its shares in Beijing Qianxin Technology Co., Ltd.

360 was previously the second largest shareholder of Qianxin, holding 22.59% of its total equity. After the completion of this equity transfer, there will no longer be an equity relationship between 360 Company and Qianxin, and the relationship between the two parties of “investment and investment” and “authorization and authorization” will be terminated.

At present, Zhou Hongyi and his company are completely separated from Qi Xiangdong’s Qianxin, which can be listed as planned, and TechWeb will continue to pay attention to the specific listing progress.

The United States issues Huawei threat theory and many countries draft 5G security agreements

This week, security officials and experts from more than 30 countries gathered in Prague to develop guidelines for 5G network deployment, according to cnBeta. On Friday, they released a series of recommendations to ensure the next generation of cellular technology rollout. The non-binding Prague Proposals warn governments against relying on 5G technology, which could be highly vulnerable to government influence.

“The overall risk of influence exerted by third countries on suppliers should be taken into account,” the proposal reads. The report also states: “Risk assessment of supplier products should consider all relevant factors, including applicable legal environment and other aspects of the supplier ecosystem.” ”

Suppliers are not specifically mentioned in the proposal, but the U.S. government has been discouraging allies from using Huawei’s 5G network equipment.

To prepare for the rollout of 5G and any future network, the Prague Proposal focuses on policy, technology, economics, security, privacy and resilience. The meeting was attended by representatives from the European Union, Japan, South Korea, the United States and other countries.

Buffett: Bitcoin is a “gamble” and a lot of fraud is associated with it

According to Peng News, Warren Buffett’s aversion to Bitcoin has escalated again. Ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett told a group of reporters, “It’s a gambling thing… There is a lot of fraud associated with it. Bitcoin does not generate any value. ”

He added, “It can’t do anything. It’s there. It’s like shells and stuff, not an investment for me. ”

Buffett likens the cryptocurrency to a button on his jacket.

He said, “I’m going to rip off a button.” What I get is a small marker… I’ll sell it to you for $1,000 and I’ll see if I can raise the price to $2,000 before the end of today. But this button has only one purpose, and it has very limited uses. ”

Warren Buffett has previously called bitcoin “rat poison,” and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger said trading cryptocurrencies is “stupid.” On Friday, bitcoin rebounded from last year’s sharp decline, rising to a 6-month high.

However, the Omaha prophet acknowledged that the blockchain technology on which Bitcoin is based holds some promise.

Warren Buffett said Saturday, “Blockchain… Very good, but it doesn’t require Bitcoin. JPMorgan Chase certainly launched its own cryptocurrency. ”

When asked if Buffett would invest in blockchain, he said, “We may be involved indirectly, but I won’t be a major leader in blockchain.” ”

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