Huawei will be producing its own computer chips as early as next year. Determined to bypass the American sanctions which deprive it of its suppliers (including TSMC), the Chinese group is preparing to build its first component manufacturing plant in Wuhan . Huawei would then be able to develop and burn its Kirin chips independently.
Blacklisted since May 2019, Huawei has been deprived of most of its suppliers by order of the US government. Accused of espionage, the Chinese manufacturer is not authorized to collaborate with firms such as TSMC, Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix. Deprived of the founder TSMC, Huawei is no longer able to produce the Kirin chips that power its smartphones.
With his back to the wall, Huawei quickly decided to open its own computer chip manufacturing plant . As early as last November, a Financial Times report mentioned the creation of an experimental factory to produce components.
HUAWEI IS ON ITS WAY TO INDEPENDENCE
With this Wuhan factory, Huawei will finally manage to emancipate itself from its suppliers and circumvent American sanctions. HiSilicon, the division of Huawei responsible for designing the Kirin chips, will develop the architecture of the processors. Secondly, the Kirin chips will be engraved in the Wuhan plant. Huawei would therefore be independent from a hardware point of view.
The Chinese giant has initiated a similar maneuver on the software . Forbidden to collaborate with Google, Huawei found itself deprived of an Android license and applications and services developed by Mountain View. In response, Huawei accelerated the development of its own operating system: HarmonyOS . Thanks to its in-house OS, the firm has emancipated itself from its American partner. Will Huawei soon be fully independent? We await your opinion in the comments.