Renders of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro surface
Huawei is in a serious bind now with its ability to source 5nm chips in jeopardy. The U.S. recently issued a license to TSMC allowing the foundry to ship chipsets to Huawei. However, the license was issued for more mature technology only; by more mature we mean that these chips were manufactured using the 28nm process node and larger. With China’s largest foundry, SMIC, able to produce chips using the 14nm process node, offering this license is certainly not a friendly gesture by the U.S. Commerce Department. But we can’t rule out Huawei saving its bacon with some type of last second arrangement. That is how it has managed to survive over the last 17 months.