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Huawei to Cease Production of Kirin Smartphone SoCs Due to U.S. Sanctions

Accepted submission by takyon at 2020-08-08 15:08:46
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Huawei to stop making flagship chipsets as U.S. pressure bites, Chinese media say [reuters.com]

Huawei Technologies Co will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows.

U.S. pressure on Huawei's suppliers has made it impossible for the company's HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company's new Mate 40 handset.

[...] "From Sept. 15 onward, our flagship Kirin processors cannot be produced," Yu said, according to Caixin. "Our AI-powered chips also cannot be processed. This is a huge loss for us."

Huawei's HiSilicon division relies on software from U.S. companies such as Cadence Design Systems Inc or Synopsys Inc to design its chips and it outsources the production to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which uses equipment from U.S. companies.

Also at PhoneArena [phonearena.com].

Previously: Arrest of Huawei Executive Causing Discontent Among Chinese Elites [soylentnews.org]
Huawei Soldiers on, Announces Nova 5 and Kirin 810 [soylentnews.org]
U.S. Attempting to Restrict TSMC Sales to Huawei [soylentnews.org]
TSMC Dumps Huawei [soylentnews.org]
Huawei on List of 20 Chinese Companies that Pentagon Says are Controlled by People's Liberation Army [soylentnews.org]


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