Huawei is reportedly ready to launch the company’s latest flagship chipset, the Kirin 9000.
Recent reports claim that Huawei will present the Kirin 9000 processor this month (October). It is highly likely that the smart chip will launch together with the Huawei Mate 40, as reported by Gizchina, Sunday (4/10).
For information, the Kirin 9000 is an upgrade from the Kirin 990 5G which uses the 7nm + EUV 3 TSMC process. The Kirin 9000 uses TSMC’s latest process in mass production with a 5nm process.
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Of course, the Mate 40 series will be the first to use this chip. It is expected that the Kirin 9000 will be immersed in the Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro +, and perhaps the Porsche Edition. Besides, there are also reports that Huawei’s flagship tablet will use this chip. This is quite surprising given the limited availability of the Kirin 9000 SoC.
According to sources in the supply chain, Huawei placed 15 million orders for Kirin 9000 with TSMC. However, due to limited production time, TSMC was unable to fully process orders before the prohibition limit. The chipmaker from Taiwan was only able to ship 8.8 million units.
It is an open secret that TSMC will not be able to carry out any business transactions with Huawei after September 15. This is due to the latest US ban on Huawei. This also means that TSMC can no longer continue producing Kirin processors. In other words, the Kirin 9000 is the company’s last flagship.