No more dependence on TSMC! Huawei placed a huge order with MediaTek, and the chip problems or solutions

Speaking of Huawei, you will not be unfamiliar. As a giant of domestic technology enterprises, it not only makes 5g the world’s leading position, but also makes Huawei’s mobile phone the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, after Samsung. But it is such a Huawei that the United States has repeatedly suppressed and sanctioned it, trying to stop Huawei’s progress. < p > < p > in December 2018, Meng Wanzhou, a Huawei executive, was detained by Canadian police, and has not returned home for more than 600 days. Both Huawei, Ren Zhengfei and Chinese people all hope that Meng Wanzhou can return home as soon as possible. Of course, Meng Wanzhou’s detention in Canada was also the beginning of the United States’ overt crackdown on Huawei. On May 16 of the following year, the United States added Huawei to the “entity list.”. The ban directly led to more than 30 Huawei core suppliers in the United States, including Huawei communication equipment parts suppliers, Huawei mobile phone parts suppliers, Huawei Technology authorized partners, R & D partners, etc. < / P > < p > under the background that most of the core enterprises in the United States cut off the supply of Huawei, it has not stopped Huawei from advancing. Huawei not only found a solution to replace American enterprises, but also launched its own HMS ecological service and Hongmeng system after Google banned Huawei from using GMS services. At present, HMS core 5.0 and Hongmeng OS 2.0 will also appear soon. < p > < p > it is worth mentioning that in 2019, Huawei achieved a global sales revenue of 858.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.1%, and a net profit of 62.7 billion yuan. This is the premise that Huawei was suppressed by the United States, and achieved a good result of increasing sales revenue instead of falling. However, by 2020, the United States will again increase its crackdown and sanctions against Huawei, officially announcing in mid May that it will modify product rules to restrict the development of Huawei chips. < / P > < p > that is to say, if Huawei Hisilicon chips want to contract with TSMC, SMIC and other enterprises, it must first obtain the permission of the United States. The premise is that these OEM companies use American technology. However, the reality is cruel. TSMC and SMIC announced one after another that they might not be able to OEM chips for Huawei. By implication, TSMC and SMIC international OEM companies are using American technology. Now, more than half of the three-month grace period given by the United States has passed. If the United States can not be convinced or a solution can be found, Huawei Hisilicon chips are likely to be shut down after September 14. < / P > < p > in this regard, outsiders have speculated that after TSMC banned OEM of Huawei Hisilicon chips, Huawei has no choice but to purchase chips. In other words, Huawei will no longer rely on TSMC until the United States lifted its ban on Huawei. < p > < p > in order to continue its development, Huawei has turned its eyes to other suppliers. Not long ago, Huawei and Qualcomm settled and signed a letter of intent. Recently, Taiwan media reported that Huawei signed a letter of intent with MediaTek and placed a huge purchase order. < p > < p > it is reported that Huawei purchased this huge order from MediaTek, with a total amount of more than 120 million chips. If Huawei’s annual mobile phone shipment is 180 million, it can be said that MediaTek has won two-thirds of the chip orders, and the remaining one-third may come from Qualcomm or Huawei’s Hisilicon chip inventory. < / P > < p > if this is the case, Huawei’s chip problem may be solved, but MediaTek did not give a clear reply, only said that it would not evaluate customer information alone. < / P > < p > although there is no clear response from the Department, there are still traces to follow. According to the survey report of DIGITIMES research, since the second quarter of this year, Huawei has significantly increased the number of 5g chips purchased by MediaTek Tianji 800 series, and has produced a number of new phones for Huawei to enjoy and glory on the basis of this processor. Up to now, Huawei is the mobile phone manufacturer with the highest shipment volume of 5g chips of MediaTek Tianji 800 series. And last month, the Tianji 720 chip released by MediaTek was also purchased by Huawei and other mobile phone manufacturers. Since TSMC announced that it might not be able to contract chips for Huawei after September 14, Huawei began to cooperate closely with MediaTek. It is not difficult to see that Huawei can only choose to purchase chips on behalf of others in order to solve the chip problem. < / P > < p > here, we only mentioned that Huawei purchased chips from MediaTek, not from Qualcomm. It is worth noting that although Qualcomm has settled with Huawei and signed a letter of intent for cooperation, it is only the license of wireless technology products, while Huawei cannot use the Qualcomm chip for the time being. However, Qualcomm is applying to the United States to resume cooperation with Huawei. < / P > < p > in addition, it is said that Huawei chose MediaTek because it can help Huawei avoid the 5-10% blockade of technical standards in the United States. < p > < p > in a word, if Huawei wants to solve the chip problem at present, it may adopt the same strategy as other Android manufacturers in a certain period of time in the future. Its flagship computer or standard configuration is snapdragon processor, and MediaTek is the main player in the low and middle end. It can be said that this is also a delaying tactic Huawei has to use in order to continue its development. < / P > < p > after Huawei has found a solution to Hisilicon chip production, Huawei will still use its own Hisilicon chip again. I hope Huawei can find a solution as soon as possible! New product launch