Chinese Huawei has rolled up its sleeves to produce Kirin chips itself. They say that the sanctions of America and TSMC will come and go.
It has been talked about for a while that Huawei is preparing to produce its own chips. Digitimes reported that Huawei will establish its first semiconductor manufacturing facility in Wuhan, Hubei province in China. The company plans to start production gradually from next year. In this way, Huawei will have avoided the sanctions of the United States and TSMC on the production of Kirin chips.
Huawei will produce Kirin chipsets itself
Sources say that this factory was initially used to manufacture microcircuits and optical communication modules to ensure self-sufficiency and support the production of the necessary chipsets.
Currently, the Huawei R&D Institute in Wuhan employs about 10,000 people in research and development, mainly in optical communication equipment, HiSilicon chips and automotive laser radars.
The creation of the Huawei HiSilicon plant in Wuhan reportedly began in 2019. Later, this project was first mentioned as the HiSilicon factory, but then the news disappeared. Now, it is said that Huawei has completed all its preparations and will open the HiSilicon facility with the first lights of 2022.
It is believed that the Chinese tech company could create its own chips for smartphones and other IoT devices because ordinary users are taking advantage of the competition in the market.
Huawei’s dominance in telecommunications equipment is obvious. The company had developed itself by selling a variety of services and consumer products to both commercial and industry partners. However, US sanctions hindered the development of Huawei. Now Huawei wants to regain its former strength. Let’s see if the Chinese technology giant can go back to its old glory days.