MediaTek cancels its high-end 5nm chip development plan – Post Daily

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek was at the top of its game with the new Dimensity series. The performance of the Dimensity series is quite good and has many orders from OEM. However, when it comes to top performance, it still seems to be in the shadows of Qualcomm. With the ban on Huawei, which prevented the Chinese manufacturer from cooperating with TSMC, MediaTek was the company. However, a further explanation of the limitations shows that even MediaTek cannot work with Huawei.


On August 17, the US Department of Commerce extended the rules on foreign direct products. This prevents Huawei from circumventing US laws with “alternative chip production” and “supply of off-the-shelf (OTS) chips made with US-made tools.”

According to a recent report by the popular Weibo leakster, @ 手机 片 人 人, MediaTek has canceled the 5nm high-end 5G development platform. In fact, this high-end 5G platform development plan is almost tailored for Huawei.

However, MediaTek still wants to differentiate the risk of focusing on mobile phones. The Taiwanese chip company internally confirms that it will do so accept the AMD PC / NB chipset development plan. With MediaTek IC design capabilities, this should be an easy task, and AMD 5G Internet is also partnering with MediaTek. AMD should have more plans to work with MediaTek in the future.

MediaTek also uses US technology – it cannot work with Huawei

MediaTek recently applied to the US in accordance with the regulations. Its implementation seeks continue to supply Huawei after September 15th. However, we all know that the best he can do is. He will probably not get an answer and if he does get one, he will probably say no.

Among MediaTek’s latest Dimensity range, the Dimensity 1000+ is its flagship product. This chip uses a 7nm manufacturing process, so it is still behind the 5nm process. MediaTek’s flagship 5G smartphone processor is expected to arrive in the second quarter of next year. There is speculation that it will be Dimensity 2000 that will use the new 5nm manufacturing process.

However, there are reports that MediaTek’s 5G stock for Huawei is around 30 million sets. What happens to these chips now that Huawei can no longer use them? MediaTek can now rely on other Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. If MediaTek fails to deliver the 30 million sets such as Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo, it could face significant losses.

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