- Tram Ho
Semiconductor manufacturer TSMC has recently confirmed that it will stop accepting new orders from Huawei, starting May 15. The reason is because of a new ban from the US, while TSMC still uses a lot of work. US technology to make chips.
Later this year, Huawei will launch its flagship Mate 40 smartphone, and early next year will launch the P50. The move from TSMC will certainly affect these flagship smartphones, because Huawei is no longer able to produce Kirin chips to equip on its mobile devices.
The old orders from Huawei will still be manufactured by TSMC, since Huawei will still have a small number of new generation 5nm Kirin 1020 chips. According to leaked sources, Huawei has only ordered 8 million chips. While the Mate 40 sales forecast is more than 10 million units.
That means Huawei will have to launch two versions of Mate 40, using different chips. It is likely that there will be a Mate 40 version using MediaTek chip.
It has been previously reported that Qualcomm will apply for a license to be able to supply Snapdragon chips to Huawei. Recent reports confirm that Qualcomm’s license will be approved.
However, Huawei will not be able to equip Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865+ chip on the Mate 40, as the launch date is near. It is possible that Huawei will be equipped with 5nm Snapdragon 875G chip on P50 smartphones, launched in early 2021.
Source : Genk