The latest reports published in the Financial Times confirmed that the Chinese giant, Huawei, plans to build a factory to produce chips with a 20-nanometer precision in Shanghai in the coming period.
Huawei faces many challenges as a result of the ban and US restrictions that have escalated in the recent period, as the company recently introduced its latest release of Kirin 9000 processors, and then imposed the US ban on TSMC to stop supplying Huawei with configurations of processors, or produce new processors.
Both Apple and Huawei have adopted TSMC’s manufacturing process for the chips designed in these companies, but the configurations of these chips are based on a lot of American technologies, which made it difficult for the Chinese giant Huawei to continue the process of producing Kirin chips.
Huawei has recently started replacing Kirin chips with medium chips from other companies, but Huawei has not yet identified an alternative for the distinguished class of processor chips.
On the other hand, the Financial Times confirmed that Huawei has begun developing new plans to build an industrial facility in Shanghai to produce processor chips, and the report also indicated that Huawei begins producing chips at a low level with a manufacturing accuracy of 45 nm, that is, the level of the A4 chip that was presented by Apple in IPhone 4 during 2010.
It is also scheduled to move later to develop distinctive chips with a manufacturing accuracy of 28 nanometers to support devices based on artificial intelligence technology by the end of 2021, and it will also move to produce the distinctive chips with a manufacturing accuracy of 20 nanometers in 2022 to support 5G telecom equipment.
It is reported that a newspaper report confirmed that Huawei is adopting the research experience of Shanghai Integrated Circuit to develop its versions of processor chips, as well as support the Development Center Co, so we are expecting new details and information about Huawei’s plans to produce its own chips in the coming period.