Many smartphone manufacturers have recently tried to create their own processors. Ultimately, such a solution was intended to save money, but often proprietary units differed from flagship solutions from companies such as Mediatek or Qualcomm. Oppo is one of the companies that tried its hand in this aspect, but eventually the company decided to abandon the development of its proprietary processors.
A chip from Oppo called MariSilicon X appeared on the market in 2021. Later, the company also created MariSilicon Y, but finally it was decided to close the ZEKU department, which until then was responsible for the development of Oppo's proprietary processors. The changes are dictated by the current uncertainty on the smartphone market. It is worth noting, however, that they will not affect devices that have already received proprietary chips from Oppo and the way they work will not change.