Huawei is now able to create chips using a method called extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, The “Telegraph” report.. The Chinese company, which has received sanctions from Western countries, filed patents in November showing that it has learned how to use the EUV method. So far, only one other company, ASML, has learned how to use the process. The likes of Intel, Samsung, and TSMC use machines that ASML develops.
With Huawei’s breakthrough, it will now be able to use the process for its own chips. The Telegraph also reported that Huawei Chairman Eric Shaw issued a year-end announcement in which he declared that the company has now emerged from a crisis situation following the imposition of Western sanctions in recent years led by former President Donald Trump.
The sanctions imposed against Huawei over the years have hurt the company in several ways. It has failed to ship Google software on its Android phone and has responded by developing its own apps and services, and countries including Britain have forced companies to remove Huawei equipment from mobile networks so they don’t intercept sensitive data.
Now that it has cracked the EUV process, consumers buying Huawei devices should benefit from better performing chips. However, it is unclear how long it will take the company to start using this process for commercial devices.
source: The Telegraph (Yahoo! Finance)