According to Nikkei, Huawei will collaborate with STMicroelectronics to develop chips for autonomous driving and other automotive fields.

An industry source said that since last year, the two parties have jointly developed chips for mobile phones since last year, but so far it has not been publicly announced.

In addition to smart phone chips, the two parties will also cooperate in the research and development of chips for autonomous driving and other automotive fields.

The report said that Huawei set up a smart car solutions business group last year, focusing on in-vehicle chips and car-machine systems for smart electric vehicles, smart car clouds, smart cockpits, smart networking and smart driving.

According to analysis by Nikkei, the joint development of chips with STMicroelectronics will help Huawei make better use of its self-driving car technology to get rid of dependence on specific chip suppliers.