It’s been over four years since the United States put HUAWEI on its entity list, which prohibited the Chinese tech giant from doing business with US companies like 5G suppliers.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a couple of interesting mobile devices from HUAWEI, however, the lack of 5G connectivity has been a big concern for consumers from considering them.
But it looks like the sun is starting to shine on HUAWEI’s mobile business. As per a report from Reuters, the company has teamed up with China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to develop 5G chipsets.
It is said that the duo is co-developing 5G chipsets using SMIC’s N+1 manufacturing process and HUAWEI’s electronic design automation (EDA) software tools.
Research firms expect yield rates for the upcoming 5G chips to be below 50%. It’s also been forecasted that they will be making 2 to 4 million 5G chipsets, and could possibly reach 10 million units in the future.
The first HUAWEI smartphone to have the new 5G chipset is expected to come out later this year.