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Huawei is working on Kirin 1000 chipset based on 5nm architecture

Huawei had launched its latest chipset earlier this month, the Kirin 990. The chip is manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using its 7nm process (more on that later) and designed by a Chinese company HiSilicon unit.
The kirin 990 powers the Mate 30 series and has a built-in 5G modem.

It will also be used in Mate x foldable smartphone which is due for now. While the kirin 990 is a state-of-the-art SoC and its hangover is still not faded Huawei is already looking forward to something new for its Mate 40 series launching next year i.e., the Kirin 1000.

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According to our sources, the same company TSMC will manufacture the Kirin 1000 using its 5nm process. The process numbers are inversely related to the number of transistors that can be found inside an integrated circuit. Higher the number of transistors in the chip lower will be the processing figures.


Hence more the transistor inside, the more powerful and energy-efficient these components are.TSMC and Samsung both are planning for taking their production to the 3nm process. According to the report, the Kirin 1000 is produced using the 5nm process and could have as many as 171.3 million transistors per square millimeter.

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Due to security issues, UK-based ARM holdings have supposedly cut all ties with Huawei, the two are still working together because of a licensing agreement signed before the ban went into effect. The Kirin 1000 will be employed with ARM’s Cortex- A77, the most powerful CPU at the moment.

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