ZTE said on the interactive platform of Shenzhen stock exchange that the company has the ability of chip design and development. The 7Nm chip has reached large-scale mass production and has been commercialized in the global 5g scale deployment. The 5nm chip will be used in the semiconductor field of ZTE to reach the highest standard.

In 2020, at the online Summit on the first anniversary of 5g licensing, Tu Jiashun, chief scientist of ZTE virtualization products, said that the multimode baseband chip and digital IF chip based on version 3.0 of 7Nm technology can achieve more than 4 times of computing power improvement and more than 30% reduction of AAU power consumption compared with the previous generation of products. It is expected that the 5nm chip released next year will bring higher performance and lower energy consumption.

As the main equipment supplier of 5g construction, ZTE is committed to the innovation of 5g product technology. Major contributor to global standards research. According to the report of iplytics in January 2020, ZTE disclosed 2561 families of 5g standard essential patents (SEP) to ETSI, ranking among the top three in the world.

As we all know, ZTE has suffered a great blow in the past few years due to the influence of American policies. The United States issued an export ban prohibiting all American enterprises and individuals from selling hardware, software or technical services to ZTE in any way for up to.

In China, only Huawei and ZTE participated in the design of 5g chip. After Huawei’s 5g technology took the lead in the world, the United States also implemented “chip disconnection” to China, and Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou was detained overseas. Huawei’s chip production is still limited by the United States. ZTE’s technological progress is really good news for domestic science and technology.


As pioneer enterprises in China’s communication field, Huawei and ZTE are inevitably compared by the outside world. Especially after the ZTE incident in 2018, ZTE’s “instant” shock performance makes it popular among Internet users. In contrast, Huawei can still be recognized by Internet users after 2019. However, objectively speaking, it is precisely because of the ZTE incident that it also sounded an alarm for Huawei. On the one hand, Huawei is strengthening its self-developed chips. On the other hand, it has been stocking many American chips that are difficult to replace.

In the past, because Apple was ahead of Huawei, the United States has been making difficulties for Huawei. Now ZTE has developed 5nm chips and may provide 5nm chips to China in the future. Then the “technology outage” of the United States will be difficult to restrict Huawei, and the abacus used to curb Chinese technology will not work.

ZTE’s breakthrough in chip research and development not only means the official birth of China’s second independently developed 7nm5g chip, but also the pressure of ZTE realized a turnaround that year, and chip research and development will no longer rely on foreign technology companies. In fact, ZTE’s technology content itself is not low. According to the data released by German patent data plytics, it has mastered 2561 5g patented technologies, ranking third in the world, second only to Huawei and Qualcomm. Behind the development progress of 5g chip in 5nm process, ZTE also pays high R & D investment. According to Xie Junshi, executive vice president and chief operating officer of ZTE, ZTE has spent 12.1 billion yuan on R & D every year in the past three years. This breakthrough in technology research and development also led to a sharp rise of 22% in the stock market and closing, with a market value of more than HK $190 billion.

At present, ZTE can provide a full range of 5g base stations, from 700m, 800m and 900m to 1.8g, 2.1g, 2.6g, as well as 26G and 28g spectrum base stations, which can meet the hot spots of urban, suburban and indoor deep coverage, especially ZTE’s solutions for railway and high-speed railway coverage, ranking first in the industry.

In 2020, the 35th meeting of the international mobile communication working group (WP 5d) of the wireless communication department (ITU-R) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was successfully concluded. The meeting determined that 3GPP series standard became the 5g standard recognized by ITU. As a communication equipment manufacturer, ZTE has actively participated in the formulation of 3GPP, ITU-R and other standards during the formulation of 5g international standards.

In addition, ZTE’s “5g industrial Internet Security Laboratory” has been successfully shortlisted in the first batch of industrial Internet industry alliance laboratories in 2020 by virtue of its technical accumulation in 5g network security construction over the years.

Editor in charge: PJ

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