The Trump administration’s latest trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies further complicates the company’s efforts to find an alternative supplier of chips for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment. Photo: AP
The Trump administration’s latest trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies further complicates the company’s efforts to find an alternative supplier of chips for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment. Photo: AP

TSMC keeps mum over Huawei licence amid rising demand for chips on 5G smartphones, mobile networks

  • TSMC’s chief executive described as ‘unfounded’ recent reports that the company was granted a licence by the US government to continue supplying chips to Huawei
  • The world’s largest dedicated chip foundry has been the contract chip maker for HiSilicon, Huawei’s semiconductor design unit

The Trump administration’s latest trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies further complicates the company’s efforts to find an alternative supplier of chips for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment. Photo: AP
The Trump administration’s latest trade restrictions on Huawei Technologies further complicates the company’s efforts to find an alternative supplier of chips for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment. Photo: AP
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