Taiwan media: Huawei Qilin 9000 chip orders boost TSMC’s capacity

Because of the sanctions imposed by the United States, Huawei may have to say goodbye to consumers in the future. But Huawei will release a Kirin out of print chip, the Kirin 9000, next month. The chip will be launched in Huawei mate 40 series, based on TSMC 5nm process technology. It is also the first commercial 5nm chip in the world. < / P > < p > according to the previous U.S. ban, from September 15, TSMC and other OEM manufacturers using U.S. technology could not supply Huawei. According to supply chain sources, after the US ban came out, TSMC’s 5nm film production was greatly increased to store enough “Kirin 9000” inventory before September 15. According to the supply chain news, TSMC will ship all relevant chips to Huawei before September 14. After that, it will no longer be able to do business with Huawei. < p > < p > it is understood that Huawei made preparations as early as last year and ordered 5nm capacity from TSMC in advance. Therefore, TSMC has been producing Kirin 9000 chips for Huawei. Before stopping production in mid September, Huawei had enough inventory to meet the market demand of mate 40. Apple’s A14 processor, also based on TSMC’s 5nm technology, began mass production in August. < / P > < p > it is worth mentioning that the United States recently upgraded the ban. In the future, Huawei will not only be unable to produce self-developed chips, but also third-party chip manufacturers will not be able to sell them to Huawei. For example, neither Qualcomm nor MediaTek can ship products for Huawei. Huawei mate40 concept machine exposed, Kirin 1020 + curved surface full-scale screen, beauty hanging on iPhone 12