For TSMC, it must increase its production capacity in order to meet the huge urgent order demand of customers.
This means that foundries like TSMC may not be able to supply chips to Huawei.
The announcement says that ALL companies using US chip manufacturing equipment/technology will have to obtain US licenses before supplying certain chips to subsidiaries such as Huawei or HiSilicon.
According to Taiwan’s “Economic Daily” report, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, has placed a huge order of up to $700 million with TSMC to manufacture 5nm and 7nm chips.
According to reports, the Arizona plant will use TSMC’s 5nm technology for semiconductor wafer manufacturing.