If there’s a Chinese company that’s bringing bitterness to the Biden administration on the street, it’s Huawei. Not interdicted, not forbidden, not afraid of showing off the use of the chip, the hardware stopped being located in its own country. For the first time in history, China is not dependent on the US, the EU or the West for chip creation, because Huawei created the first device design tool at 14 nm, reducing the innovation time by a decade.
Self-sufficiency in semiconductors, in chips in general, is what China is constantly waiting for… And it’s much closer than we thought. The company commented at the event that it believed the EDA tools were already on a smaller scale than Biden was ready to design. Have sanctions and hostages recently arrived?
Huawei produces EDA tools to design football at 14 nm
They won’t cut the edge of chips like TSMC or Intel, or even Samsung, but they will provide a boost to Xi Jinping, who sees how to push him down and try to emerge, even if he can’t sail. rivals at the same pace.
Huawei’s EDA design program has been prepared and is expected to be approved by the company later this year, said its president Xu Zhinjun. It should be noted that the US has until now intercepted all the hardware and software technology of American origin for the production or development of rams in China with non-planar transistors for nodes between 14 nm and 16 nm, but in the first lithographic processes smaller than these. .
Therefore, without a plan he could even manufacture, he was in the streets of China… Until now. Xu said he has designed more than 78 hardware tools and software.
it is necessary to create semiconductors, although they refused to specify the said technologies and developments in this matter.
The problem is solved in part
Huawei first created its tools in 14 nm for HiSilicon chips, but logically China cannot keep this technology in the hands of one company. Therefore, Huawei is forced to share these tools with partners and customers to be exploited in various government settings.
From high-performance servers, to missiles, through government PCs. Every chip that is made at 14 nm will have a predictable fate, but there is another intrinsic problem without a solution right now: joint manufacturing tools. As we saw last week, it is in China, but it will take years to get there.
They have EDA design tools, which, although rudimentary compared to the West, have time to improve them until they create the hardware necessary to create wafers, handle them, purify them and then mark them in firearms that do not exist today. have or
This is the first step for the Chinese semiconductor industry, but it came when no one expected it. Will they be able to have the entire strip and chain ready before that decade? How soon in the West and rivals TSMC and LG will be able to offer? It won’t be fast, but you won’t give up, that’s for sure.