Top 10 AI chip enterprises in China

Top 10 AI chip enterprises in China

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1. Hisilicon


Established time2004-10-18
Company locationShenzhen, Guangdong

Hisilicon is the world’s leading Fabless semiconductor and device design company. Formerly known as Huawei IC Design Center, it started IC design and R&D business in 1991. In 2004, a physical company was registered and established to provide external sales and services for Hisilicon chips.

Hisilicon is committed to creating a leading-edge, safe and reliable semiconductor cornerstone for multi-scenario smart terminals such as smart cities, smart homes, and smart travel, serving customers and developers in thousands of industries.

Hisilicon products cover smart vision, smart IoT, smart media, smart travel, display interaction, mobile terminals, data centers, and optical transceivers.

2. MediaTek


Established time2009-12-07
Company locationShanghai, China

MediaTek is the fourth largest fabless semiconductor company in the world, with a leading position in markets such as mobile terminals, smart home applications, wireless connectivity technologies and Internet of Things products. Approximately 2 billion end products powered by MediaTek chips are launched globally each year.

Over the past 25 years, MediaTek has strived for technological innovation and led the industry in many key technology areas, from high-performance, low-power mobile devices, to automotive electronics, and various multimedia products, such as: smartphones, Chromebooks, smart TVs , wireless communication products, IoT devices, voice assistant devices (VAD).

3. Horizon Robotics

Horizon Robotics

Established time2015-07-14
Company locationBeijing, China

Horizon Robotics is an industry-leading provider of high-performance intelligent driving computing solutions. As a pioneer in promoting the commercial application of intelligent driving in the field of passenger vehicles in China, Horizon Robotics is committed to developing an extremely efficient hardware computing platform and open and easy-to-use software development tools through the forward-looking technical concept of combining software and hardware, in order to provide core technology infrastructure and an open and prosperous software development ecosystem for the transformation of the smart car industry and bring users an unparalleled smart driving experience.

In 2020, Horizon Robotics officially opened the first year of pre-installed mass production of China’s automotive smart chips, achieving a breakthrough from 0 to 1. Today, the cumulative shipment of Horizon Journey chips has exceeded 1.5 million pieces, and it has signed more than 70 pre-installation mass production projects with more than 20 car companies.

4. Cambricon


Established time2016-03-15
Company locationBeijing, China

Founded in 2016, Cambricon focuses on the research and development and technological innovation of artificial intelligence chip products, and is committed to creating core processor chips in the field of artificial intelligence, so that machines can better understand and serve humans. Cambricon provides a series of smart chip products and platform-based basic system software with cloud-edge-end integration, software and hardware collaboration, training and reasoning integration, and a unified ecosystem.

Cambricon’s products are widely used in server manufacturers and industrial companies, providing sufficient computing power for complex AI application scenarios in the fields of Internet, finance, transportation, energy, electric power and manufacturing, and promoting the upgrading of artificial intelligence-enabled industries.

5. Sanechips


Established time2003-11-28
Company locationShenzhen, Guangdong

Sanechips Technology Co., Ltd (hereinafter abbreviated as “Sanechips”) was founded in 2003. As a leading communication IC design company in China, Sanechips focus on the development of communication chipsets for communication networks, smart homes and industrial applications.

Sanechips has successfully developed more than 100 chips, covering the communication network “bearing, access, terminal”. These chipsets and advanced solutions have served more than 160 countries and regions around the world. For many years, Sanchips has been ranked among China’s Top 10 IC design enterprises.

6. T Head Semiconductor

T-Head Semiconductor

Established time2018-10-30
Company locationHangzhou, Zhejiang

Founded on September 19, 2018, T-Head Semiconductor Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned semiconductor chip business entity of Alibaba Group. T-Head possesses the terminal-cloud integrated full stack product series such as AI chip, CPU Processor IP, etc., covering end-to-end chip design process.


Established time2002-12-03
Company locationBeijing, China

NavInfo, established in 2002, is a pioneer in China’s navigation map industry. After more than ten years of innovative development, NavInfo has become a leader in the field of navigation maps, navigation software, dynamic traffic information, location big data, and customized car networking solutions for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Today, NavInfo embraces the advent of the “new four modernizations” era of automobiles with a comprehensive technology development strategy, and is committed to high-precision maps, high-precision positioning, cloud service platforms, and automotive-grade chips applied to ADAS and autonomous driving, etc. The core business is to create a “smart car brain”, empower smart travel, help a better life, and become a smart travel technology company that is more trustworthy for customers in the Chinese market and even the world.

8. Kunlunxin


Established time2011-06-10
Company locationBeijing, China

Kunlunxin Technology, formerly known as Baidu Smart Chip and Architecture Department, completed independent financing in April 2021. The company team has been deeply involved in the field of AI acceleration for more than ten years. It is an AI chip company with deep accumulation in architecture, chip implementation, software system and scene application. Kunlunxin focuses on creating general-purpose AI chips with strong versatility, ease of use and high performance.

At present, it has realized the mass production and application of two generations of general-purpose AI chip series products, which are widely used in the fields of Internet, smart industry, and smart finance. Large-scale deployment, empowering thousands of industries with AI computing power.

9. Ingenic


Established time2005-07-15
Company locationBeijing, China

Beijing Ingenic Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd. was established in 2005. Based on the innovative CPU design technology of the founding team, it quickly realized the industrialization of SoC chips in the consumer electronics market. In May 2011, the company was listed on the Shenzhen Growth Enterprise Market. Ingenic continues to invest in core areas such as multimedia codec, image signal processing, AI engine, and AI algorithm, and has formed its own technical capabilities. and a vast market.

10. ASR


Established time 2015-04-30
Company location Shanghai, China
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ASR Microelectronics Co., Ltd. was established in April 2015 and is headquartered at Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai. It operates R&D and support centers in Beijing, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Hefei, Dalian, Chengdu, Xi’an and other countries, including the US and Italy.

ASR is engaged in wireless communications and manufacturing of semiconductor products. Since its establishment, the company has been focusing on R&D and technological innovation of wireless chips. It has also expanded its business from designing and supplying baseband communication chips and multi-protocol non-cellular IoT chips to high-speed SoC customization and semiconductor licensing services.

ASR is one of a few companies in China that have made technological and product breakthroughs in 5G and AI. Its products have a wide variety of uses, from consumer electronics such as smartphones and smart wearable devices to the IoT market, including smart security, smart homes, and autonomous driving.

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