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Huawei’s orders of MediaTek chips reported to have increased by 300%

Huawei’s US ban was extended for another year a few days back, in addition, to cut off of the company from its primary chip supplier TSMC. To overcome this, the Chinese telecom giant is already in talks with multiple alternatives such as MediaTek.

Huawei is one of the three largest smartphone companies to be capable of designing its own chipsets. But due to the US ban, it cannot continue to place new orders for the manufacturing of its HiSilicon Kirin chipsets to TSMC.

This led the company to find shelter in other chip suppliers. The firm has been using MediaTek chipsets in its smartphones for years. According to the latest reports, Huawei’s orders of MediaTek chips have been increased by 300% this year.

The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to use the Taiwanese chipmaker’s 5G chipsets in is mid as well as high-end handsets. Previously, it only used MediaTek 4G chips in its low and mid-range segments.

The report also adds that MediaTek is evaluating if it has sufficient resources to meet Huawei’s demands. If the chipmaker pulls it off, it will be a big win since it has been not doing well in the last few years due to intense competition from Qualcomm.

Huawei just recently launched Huawei Enjoy Z 5G,  its first 5G smartphone powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800 for 1,699 Yuan ($238).


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