Huawei has not had an easy life after the US blacklisted it. After all the impediments to software, the latest order signed by Donald Trump still makes it difficult for the company to access new processors.
This difficulty was recently acknowledged by a Huawei executive. Yu Chengdong reveals that the company will stop producing its Kirin processors, meaning that the Huawei Mate 40 will be the last to use the Chinese company’s SoC.
If you are thinking of buying a Huawei Mate 40, rest assured that these will still come with the next high-end Kirin. From then on, the future is increasingly uncertain for the Chinese.
Huawei has nowhere to build its processors
Donald Trump’s latest executive order prevents any company with American technology from supplying products to Huawei without U.S. consent. Although based in Taiwan, TSMC (which builds the processors for Huawei) uses American technology in its production lines.
Since it is practically inevitable that the US will refuse this authorization, Huawei will be left without a place to mass-produce its Kirin. Something that will take effect from September 15, allowing the company to ensure only the units necessary for the commercialization of Mate 40.
What is the future of Huawei when it comes to processors?
The most credible hypothesis for Huawei would be to use MediaTek processors, as they are developed only with Chinese technology. However, it appears that the Asian company is unable to meet Huawei’s needs.
Samsung came to appear as a possibility to solve the problem of its rival. But latest information shows that this possibility is already off the table.
That said, Huawei’s future looks bleak when it comes to providing processors for its products. We will have to wait a few more months to understand what the solution will be found by the company.
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