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

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

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