The latest actions of the US Department of Commerce Not only do they affect US companies, which have not been able to supply any components to Huawei for a year but now they have also affected foreign companies such as TSMC.
This has led to a lot of wondering whether Huawei’s next flagship chip, the 5nm Kirin 1020, will ever see the light since the person in charge of manufacturing it was going to be TSMC.
According to recent information, the Kirin 1020 will not be affected by US actions. And therefore, it could debut with the Huawei Mate 40 as planned.
This is because the US veto affecting TSMC only applies to future orders, but not to those already made by Huawei before the Commerce Department issued the new rule.
Huawei was apparently able to place an order for about $ 400 million before the Commerce Department made its announcement, and TSMC now has three months (until September) to ship the chips without breaking regulations.
However, according to the same source, TSMC’s 7nm production capacity is complete, and, therefore, Huawei will have problems receiving new units of the Kirin 980 and 990 before the month of September.
On the other hand, recently the president of Honor, a subsidiary of Huawei, has confirmed that they have started working with MediaTek as an alternative to their own chips.