Recently,According to media reports,Huawei has recently expanded the source of distributed chip manufacturing, increasing the number of new streams of new tape-out (nto) for smic's 14 nm and n1 processes, including the core kylin chip in Huawei handsets and the first ntp in smic.
As for the reason for the move to SMIC, the media said it was because Worried that the U.S. would expand its ban, it risks business continuity, most notably TSMC
Foreign media had previously reported that Trump's government was considering changing US regulations to prevent companies such as TSMC, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, from supplying chips to China for technology companies.
At present, it is possible to transfer the Kirin chip on the mobile terminal produced by SMIC international to the Kirin 710 processor, but there is also the problem of transition from 12NM process to 14nm process in the middle.
SMIC is also very concerned about the 14nm process. During the epidemic, SMIC also issued $600 million of bonds to overseas companies on February 20, oversubscribed 11 times, and obtained about 4.2 billion yuan of financing. The money will be used to expand the company's production capacity, etc. the staff on the production line will continue to produce in four shifts and two rounds.