Chinese tech giant Huawei, which is bearing the brunt of increased US sanctions, has announced that it will soon stop making its HiSilicon Kirin chipsets. According to Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit, “From September 15 onwards, our flagship Kirin processors cannot be produced (and) our AI-powered chips cannot be processed either. It is a great loss for us ”.aei
Huawei declined to issue an official statement on the matter, while other stakeholders, including TSMC, which makes Kirin chipsets, also did not respond to questions from the media. It is not immediately clear which processors Huawei will use to power its smartphones in the absence of its Kirin SoCs, which are among the top ARM-based mobile processors globally.
The decision follows new sanctions imposed on the Chinese telecommunications giant by Washington, which claims the company poses a threat to national security. The United States has not only banned Huawei from participating in the 5G scene in the United States but has also lobbied its allies to ban the company from supplying 5G equipment to operators in their respective countries. India and the UK are among two the leading countries that have banned Huawei from selling 5G equipment to operators in their countries.