Interest in blockchain in China has exploded over the past four years, fuelled by government support policies encouraging investment into strategically important technologies. This has led to impressive figures on patent registrations and startups launched, but the challenge of increasing the quality of blockchain research and implementations remains. This report maps the status of the blockchain industry in China.
The past couple of months saw more news about the smartphone AP segment than has been seem in a long while. This includes a dramatic moment for Huawei’s Kirin processor, having its production forcefully halted just when it has achieved number 2 position in global market share. It also includes the race to acquire ARM, the dominant multi-core CPU architecture used by smartphone APs. In this short article, Digiecon takes stock of the recent developments.
Quantum computing is slowly becoming a more viable source of computing. Google’s recent announcement of reaching the quantum supremacy made major headlines yet also shows how far away we really still are. This article will explore what quantum computing actually is, the potential fields that it will benefit and provide insight into how and when it may affect us all.
This report maps the status of the industry in the latter-half of 2020, exploring the impact of three years of strong central government support for the technology and the impact of broader trends such as the US-China trade-war. While there is undoubtedly significant hype around artificial intelligence in China, areas such as machine learning and computer vision continue to be the focus of investment and research as China develops the capabilities for a self-sufficient AI industry.