The progress made in chemistry delivers tangible and uplifting outcomes in the industry. As an ICT company, Huawei, the international partner of IChO 2023, aims to put chemistry to good use. For example, we use revolutionary materials in mobile phones.
Hi students, nice to meet you, this is Huawei speaking.
Who are we? We are a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart device provider founded in 1987. We operate in more than 170 countries and regions, where our products serve billions of people.
You might wonder at first what an ICT company has to do with chemistry. The answer is everything.
Chemistry provides the basis of materials, playing a crucial part in driving technological progress and bringing substantial change to our everyday lives. Progress made in chemistry delivers tangible and positive outcomes in industry. Huawei is certainly a fan as we use chemistry to create revolutionary materials for base stations and mobile phones.
For instance, we’ve designed a unique double-rotating falcon wing hinge which, when combined with ultrahigh-strength steel and flexible materials, makes foldable phones more durable, significantly lighter, and enables them to retain their flat screens, even after being folded tens of thousands times. In addition, our sturdy Kunlun Glass has made our phones 10 times more drop-resistant. One of our latest phone models, reinforced with Kunlun, became the first to ever earn the five-star glass drop resistance certification from Switzerland’s SGS.
We believe chemistry is key to humankind’s transition to a more sustainable and affluent future. We are committed to becoming your reliable ally, providing all of you with development platforms and access to knowledge and scientific tools.
We wish you all the best in the upcoming competition. It will be fantastic if you earn a medal, but it’s even better if you can gain some useful experience and learn something new during the event. Please believe in yourself and keep your eyes on the future. May you find your pride and honor in the world of chemistry.