The expected Huawei Mate 40 smartphone will be the latest model to introduce its own high-end Kirin processor, the company confirmed, something that resulted from the Trump administration’s ban on trading with the Chinese phone maker. As a result of this ban, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) closed its business with Huawei and, as a result, its subsidiary HiSilicon behind its Kirin chips.
If you go back to May 2019, you will probably remember the big news then that Trump has signed an executive order against Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE, a process that has spreading effects, most recently Huawei’s inability to move forward. with the Kirin processor. Simply put, the company focuses on chip design, but not its production, which makes it rely on other companies.
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During the 2020 summit of the Chinese Information Technology Association, Huawei CEO Yi Chengdong revealed that the Mate 40 will be Kirin’s latest smartphone-wrapping chip. It turns out that Kirin’s high-quality processors have already “disappeared”, with no expected production in the future.
Because the subsidiary HiSilicon lacks the funds to produce the Kirin chips it designs, Huawei was dependent on TSMC as part of its pipeline. Now that TSMC has been removed from the equation, Huawei has found itself in a difficult position and has yet to reveal how it plans to move forward from here.