When did Huawei start manufacturing its own semiconductors?

Huawei plans to start producing its own semiconductors from 2022.

🟩 From 2022 at the Wuhan factory in China

Smartphone giant Huawei will start production of its first semiconductor plant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in 2022. The project was launched in 2019 under the name “HiSiliconFactory” and Huawei has invested about 1.8 billion yuan (30 billion yen) in the facility, employing more than 10,000 R&D personnel.

🟩 Measures against U.S. Trade Sanctions

Huawei is in a predicament due to tighter U.S. regulations that prevent it from doing business with U.S.-based companies and unable to purchase semiconductor products.

To overcome this, Huawei will start manufacturing semiconductors in-house. It will also receive incentives from the Chinese government-led semiconductor self-sufficiency campaign.

🟩 From a communication chip

Huawei’s Wuhan Fab will start production from the 45 nm process and move to 28 nm. We will start manufacturing chips for communication. This will indirectly address the global semiconductor shortage.

🟩 Conclusion

Huawei to start production of its own telecommunications semiconductors from 2022

There is a sense that China’s semiconductor technology will steadily improve.

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