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TSMC to still produce the 5nm Kirin 1020 SoC

According to a recent report from China, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will still produce HiSilicon's upcoming 5nm Kirin 1020 SoC.
TSMC to still produce the 5nm Kirin 1020 SoC
Kirin SoC photo

TSMC to still produce the 5nm Kirin 1020 SoC

Initial information said that the US action to Huawei (Huawei owns HiSilicon) will only affect future orders. Meaning, it won't affect any Huawei order to TSMC before the US move to slow down the company's innovation takes place in September.

See also: China hits US over new action against Huawei

Recent reports point that the 5nm and 12nm orders of Huawei will push through. This means that the 5nm Kirin 1020 SoC will make it on the for the Mate 40 launch. The flagship Huawei Mate series usually launch in September or October annually.

But, TSMC's 7nm capacity is already full. This means TSMC might not be able to take Huawei's orders for its other 7nm chips like the Kirin 990 and 980.

According to Nikkei, Huawei 
TSMC's second-largest client behind Apple which accounts for 15 percent to 20 percent of the Taiwanese company's annual revenue.

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Source: Mydrivers
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