Experts say HiSilicon’s latest Kirin processors, used exclusively in Huawei mobile phones, can only be made by TSMC at the moment. Photo: Handout

Huawei chip unit said to be switching orders from TSMC to SMIC as US restrictions loom

  • While SMIC is seen as the strongest mainland China alternative to TSMC, it remains well behind TSMC in its technological expertise
  • Analysts estimate that by late 2019 Huawei accounted for 13 per cent to 15 per cent of TSMC’s sales
Topic |   Huawei
Experts say HiSilicon’s latest Kirin processors, used exclusively in Huawei mobile phones, can only be made by TSMC at the moment. Photo: Handout
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