Only in “mature technology”
Finally one of Huawei’s partners will be able to work with them. TSMC it has had the approval of the United States to grant its services … but not everything is honey on flakes, since it has its limitations.
TSBC is one of the companies that use patented technology in the United States, so it had to request a license to work with Huawei and be able to provide Kirin chips.
As is known, it was announced that due to the ban, the Kirin 9000 chip would be the last to be used in the brand’s smartphones.
TSMC submitted its application on time to the United States government and it was approved… but with restrictions. This indicates that they can only work “with mature technology.”
The worst thing is that it is an approval where the meaning of this is not specified, although it is known that it generally refers to products above 28nm. The problem is that Huawei needs high-tech processors, so that would not be enough.
This means that TSMC could only make chips for entry-level smartphones, which would hurt the manufacturer a lot … especially since it could not finish manufacturing the pending order for 15 million of the Kirin 9000.
With information from Gizmochina