Although Huawei is on a US blacklist, which prevents it from using technologies produced by US companies, the Chinese manufacturer is still looking for innovation and the next generation of its Kirin 985 processor is already being discussed. According to Techweb, Taiwan's semiconductor maker TSMC is preparing to roll out mass production of its new Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV) lithography technique for 7nm + processors.
According to experts, the company will boot up ahead of its competition from Samsung and Intel, and that Huawei will be the first customer of the company to benefit from the technology for its next-generation processor, the Kirin 985.
TSMC reports that 7 nm + EVU lithography production was increased to the same level as the original 7 nm system. It is estimated that the total production capacity for 2019 will be equivalent to 12 million 300 mm "wafers", of which 1 million will be used in the 7 nm process, an increase of 150% over the previous year.
Huawei is expected to mark the debut of the new 7nm + EUV processors with TSMC processing in the Mate 30 smartphone family.