Huawei reportedly has only 8.8 million Kirin 9000 chipsets for the Mate 40 smartphones

17 September 2020
The 5nm wafer can yield about 400 dies, and TSMC has about 22k wafers.

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Aierlan, 17 Sep 2020Depends on where you live really. Google is not that essent... moreGoogle is no longer the determinant anymore as am now using the new Huawei Y9a and using Viber , WhatsApp Facebook and many other apps and my contacts are intact on this new phone that carries a superb camera, bing is there to handle all I need to do on Google search, Bolt is there to take on the assignment of Uber while Huawei now has a good map use on their phones. So with all this in place I bet you in the next 1 year slot of the world population will forget about Google and it's data stealing and spying apps.

Aierlan, 17 Sep 2020Huawei not being able to produce chips is not that big a pr... moreExactly my thoughts! In the long term (2-3 years from now, even faster probably) these technological US-China bans will go in favor of China. China will start produce this semiconductor stuff herself, and provide to all the World except US, and US is 300 mil ppl where total World is 7 800 mil ppl. ( 7.8 billion ). That is 26 times more. Also even with ban and no sales in US US citizens still buy Huawei stuff, so it is not 300 mil off the total World popul.

Guess who will end in the end? Yes it is not the US

US tech companies like apple, google provide mobile phones much worse than Huawei. Also they DO NOT provide crucially cellular equipment at all! US companies that DOES make cellular equipment are times smaller in volumes and R&D level of their products. Huawei dominanse is not only in the smartphones. It is bigger in cellular equipment! And it was (and will) be bigger in laptops and other nice stuff too.

Can't stop the dragon.

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Nick.B, 20 Oct 2020Fortunately, the current occupant of the White House has on... moreI think whether he has two months or not isn't really part of the question. The government's advice, not Trump's is what put the BAN into place over fears of national security.

Whoever is in the presidents position is only a puppet to those pulling the strings behind.

Modest Mind, 17 Sep 2020With "big tech creator" you certainly mean Apple,... moreWhom from they thefted the best cameras, best 5G, best 5nm tech, best 5G equipment (as provider of cellular antenas servers)?

Anonymous, 17 Sep 2020You think something will chance with next president? guess ... moreNo it didn't because Trump went from level 6 to level 11 in the China-US trade-war. ZTE was 50 times smaller than Huawei at the time ZTE was banned in similar ways.

After he leaves White House next guy will remove the Huawei ban trust my words. All the World suffer from it. That's billions of dollars not paied from Huawei to American companies for those chips,patents,tecnhology,GMS,and a lot other!

Fortunately, the current occupant of the White House has only 2 months left there ...

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Adul Al Salami Kebab, 13 Oct 2020I have tried multiple brands and only Huawei stands out as ... moreWho can make their own chips...
Which department are you working at Huawei?

You cant lie otherwise...

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Adul Al Salami Kebab, 13 Oct 2020I have tried multiple brands and only Huawei stands out as ... moreAbdul... I agree so much with you. The quality of the camera is so good..... Nothing even comes close!!!!!! So I will stick with them through their darkest hours and support them. It's the least we true Huawei fans can do!!! 😜

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Vegetaholic, 19 Sep 2020Just Die already we jave enough crappy chinese brands aroun... moreI have tried multiple brands and only Huawei stands out as most user-friendly and have superior camera quality over the rest... Not to mention they are the ONLY ONE who can make their own chips! Now that may go away but now they have another thing going for them, the only Android phone left in the western markets with no Google it may be hard at first but I am confident that the end users will A install GMS themselves or B app support will improve over time. :)

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Anonymous, 18 Sep 2020It is silly and naive to say it is lP theft. Think deeper! ... moreExactly... US stop innovating long time ago so they can't thief what the US don't even have or dream bout

Modest Mind, 17 Sep 2020Can you foresee the future? If yes, why don't you tell... moreI consider Americans very smart "not to trip over the same stone twice" ...

Just Die already we jave enough crappy chinese brands around pretwnding they are luxury. We no need premium Chinese brand which sells their crap for Samsung or Apple prices, glad they only have 8.8. I rather support Realme, Xiaomi or Vivo, which sells top hardware for acceptable prices, which is how its suppose to be.

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Modes Mind, 17 Sep 2020Read this article and weep, I know I wept about IP theft an... moreIt is silly and naive to say it is lP theft. Think deeper! If it was really theft, Nortel will still have the original blueprint for 5G but we don't see the US coming out with a 5G System.

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Zero, 17 Sep 2020Huawei is down, next is Xiaomi and BBK.If they are foolish enough to target BBK it will be taken as a act of war... :I

Double the price to compensate for the few chipsets.

Anonymous, 17 Sep 2020Are they not even considering the "good" dies the... moreI think this is already the good dies ;)

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Anonymous, 17 Sep 2020"this might mean Huawei Mate 40 might not sell as well... moreI definitely want oneğŸ˜Ž

thankfully the p30 pro is good enough to last me until huawei rebounds


That's 8.8 million too much. C'mon TSMC, you could do better!

But Apple told us the low supply of 5nm is because YOUR home country probably doesn't support millimetre wave 5G. That is what we believe. This is obviously a lie.