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Media: Huawei to build chip factory in Shanghai to bypass US sanctions



In May last year, the United States of America included the Chinese company Huawei on the so-called “black list”, and since then it has come through difficult times. And this summer, the US authorities tightened their sanctions against Huawei, making it nearly impossible to buy chipsets and other essential components. But the Chinese are not giving up and are looking for ways to get around the US ban. Thus, Huawei plans to build its own semiconductor plant to solve the problem with the supply of chips. This was reported on Monday, November 2, by the Financial Times, citing knowledgeable sources.

According to journalists, Huawei is considering building its own chip production plant. It will be located in the Chinese city of Shanghai. It is noted that initially only chips for Huawei telecommunications equipment will be produced there. But we are not talking about mobile processors for Huawei smartphones.

The chipsets will be manufactured using a 45-nanometer process technology. Towards the end of 2021, Huawei plans to switch to 28-nanometer standards, and by 2022 the company intends to master the production of 20-nanometer chips. In addition to products for telecommunications infrastructure, the new plant can produce chips for smart TVs and IoT devices. The plant will be managed by the Shanghai Research Center. It will be considered an experimental project as long as the chips produced there are not used for commercial purposes.

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