Huawei’s HiSilicon chip making unit no longer has a bright future

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When the news first broke last month that Huawei was essentially being banned from procuring parts from the U.S., many thought that the company would be fine obtaining chips for its phones. After all, Huawei’s top-shelf handsets are powered by its homegrown chipsets designed by the firm’s HiSilicon unit. As the Wall Street Journal points out today, HiSilicon designed chips are also found in base stations that are part of the 5G networking equipment sold by Huawei. Note that the actual manufacturing of these chips is done in foundries owned by Taiwan based TSMC, which plans to continue doing …

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