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TSMC Re-Starts its Business Deals with Huawei

Huawei had been facing huge loss due to its blacklisting decisions. Now, after realising the value of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) products, Huawei came to a solution and planned to start its business with TSMC again.

TSMCAccording to a news portal, TSMC has released a specific license that allows it to once again ship orders to Huawei. A relief for both parties involved, in fact, as the former has reportedly posted record takings due to its business with the latter for the third quarter of 2020. However, this new provision from the US authorities apparently has a serious caveat.

According to Sina, the foundry can only offer Huawei the fruits of its “mature” nodes. Their definition is not entirely clear; however, there is speculation that what is meant here is TSMC’s lines that produce wafers based on processes of 28 nanometers (nm) and older. That’s 28nm: the outdated, outsized architecture associated with products such as the Tegra K1 that seem to come from the deep past at this point.

It is possible that there is no point at all in Huawei (or TSMC) taking this new opportunity up at all. 28nm mobile processors are not likely to compete in the prevailing climate at all, especially not now as TSMC is preparing to upgrade to 3nm at its own cutting edge. Therefore, it seems like no steps forward and nothing back for the troubled OEM with this new development.

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Nitisha Dubey

I am a Journalist with a post graduate degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. I love reading non-fiction books, exploring different destinations and varieties of cuisines. Biographies and historical movies are few favourites.

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