Rumor: Xiaomi buys majority stake in automaker mobile processors




Xiaomi would according to a rumor from China take a meerderheisbelang in Lead Core, a maker of mobile socs. Would like Xiaomi The acquisition may work on their own mobile socs for its smartphones and tablets.

Xiaomi would according to a rumor from the usually reliable cnBeta want a 51 percent interest in Lead Core, which would have a majority of the shares, and therefore control. Lead Core is currently a subsidiary of Datang, a major Chinese telecommunications company with several branches and makes socs for cheaper hardware. The current socs have Cortex A7 processor cores and ARM Mali-400 GPU’s on board.

With the step would Xiaomi want more control over the choices in mobile socs. It could thus be, inter alia, better software to match the hardware. The company Lead Core should like Xiaomi really own mobile socs would like to design, incorporate in its entirety. Apple did include PA Semi, after which it entered the line of proprietary Apple Ax-socs make in iPhones and iPads. In addition, Apple also design Samsung, LG and Huawei own socs.

The Chinese manufacturer is currently one of the largest smartphone makers in the world; it must in any case Apple and Samsung in front of him and fights with Lenovo, LG and Huawei for the third place in the global smartphone market. Xiaomi sells its devices in some Asian countries.


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