Mass chip production for Beidou navigation system devices in process

Mass chip production for Beidou navigation system devices in process

by Pranali Mehta

 

  • Since the last ten years, the overall output of the Chinese satellite navigation and location services sector has been depicting an average annual growth rate of over 20%.
  • Many of the countries deploying Beidou services have been involved in the Belt and Road initiative that is spearheaded by China, in order to bring about a modern-day Silk Road of trade and investment.

The production of the 28-nanometre chips which are designed to help mobile devices duly receive signals from the Beidou navigation system seemingly is being undertaken on a massive scale, claims China. To that end, even the mass manufacturing of the high-precision, 22-nanometre positioning chips are expected to commence soon, says the nation.

At a press conference, Ran Chengqi, Director General, the China Satellite Navigation Office, has reportedly said that China intends to construct an entire industrial chain of modules, terminals, chips, operational services, and boards for Beidou.

As per sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter, since the last ten years, the overall output of the Chinese satellite navigation and location services sector has been depicting an average annual growth rate of over 20%, hitting USD 49.47 billion (345 billion yuan) in 2019. The valuation is anticipated to surpass USD 57.33 billion (400 billion yuan) in 2020, as claimed by Ran Chengqi.

Apparently, many of the countries deploying Beidou services have been involved in the Belt and Road initiative that is spearheaded by China, in order to bring about a modern-day Silk Road of trade and investment.

Reliable sources claim that in June, China had been successful in putting its final Beidou satellite into orbit, thereby completing a navigation network that was years in the making and thus setting the stage to challenge the U.S.-based Global Positioning System (GPS).

For the record, Beidou-related services, inclusive of land mapping and smart port have been exported to around 120 countries, inclusive of those in the ASEAN, Eastern Europe, South Asia, and West Asia and Africa.

Source Credits: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/business/reuters/china-says-chips-for-mobile-devices-using-beidou-navigation-system-in-mass-production-480557/

 

Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writRead more...