FT: Huawei to start indigenous Chinese 45nm fabrication plant, transitioning to 28nm by end of 2021

By: anon (anon.delete@this.anon.anon), November 1, 2020 12:29 pm
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According to the FT ( https://t.co/nEXbEGR51I ) Huawei will start up a 45nm semiconductor plant for its telecom base station business and if things go well it will transition it to 28nm by the end of next year, and 20nm by the end of 2022, and will eventually hope to be producing chips on 14nm at some point in the future.

The transistor dimensions are understandably ancient, relatively speaking, but what I don't understand is why they can't start at 14nm right now? Especially since China's SMIC has the technology for 14nm and has been running 14nm plants since the end of last year, and Huawei could presumably license it from them, or buy SMIC's capacity.

Any thoughts?
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