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Mate 60 Professional makes use of RAM, NAND chips from Huawei’s stock; what number of chips are left?

It seemed like somebody was going to get a spanking per week in the past when it was found that the Huawei Mate 60 Professional contained an LPDDR5 12GB RAM chip and a 512GB NAND Flash reminiscence chip. This appeared to violate U.S. export guidelines stopping foundries utilizing U.S. expertise from delivery chips to Huawei with no license. So both SK Hynix, a foundry, Huawei, or each, was going to be accused of failing to observe U.S. sanctions.

SK Hynix says that it has not completed any enterprise with Huawei because the chip sanctions began within the fall of 2020

The South Korean-based SK Hynix stated that it had not completed enterprise with Huawei because the chip-related sanctions in opposition to the Chinese language producer began in 2020. The chipmaker stated that it was trying into the matter and firm Vice Chairman Park Jung-ho stated, “We’ve had completely no enterprise (with Huawei). We’re investigating the circumstances. Huawei’s new smartphone is a well-made product … and we have to examine extra carefully what sort of DRAM is being utilized in that telephone.”

The corporate itself stated in a press release that it “now not does enterprise with Huawei because the introduction of the U.S. restrictions in opposition to the corporate and with regard to the problem, we began an investigation to seek out out extra particulars. Additionally, SK Hynix is strictly abiding by the US authorities’s export restrictions.” On the time the ban began, Huawei was answerable for 10% of SK Hynix’s gross sales.

However so far as SK Hynix and the mysterious use of its RAM and NAND Flash reminiscence chips are involved, an extra deep dive by TechInsights, reported by Bloomberg, found that the SK Hynix RAM and Flash reminiscence chips used within the Mate 60 Professional got here from stock that Huawei owned earlier than the sanction took impact. And this opens up questions on how a lot stock of those chips Huawei has left. In a tweet posted on X, Bloomberg wrote, “Huawei’s controversial Mate 60 telephones use SK Hynix reminiscence that has been out there for years, TechInsights discovered.”

The SK Hynix chips the Mate 60 Professional was outfitted with had been discovered inside two different 2023 Huawei handsets this 12 months

A video teardown of the Mate 60 Professional revealed that the SK Hynix NAND Flash reminiscence chip seen int he recording has 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage and was mannequin quantity UD310. This part was introduced by SK Hynix in 2020 earlier than the U.S. export guidelines had been expanded to maintain cutting-edge chips out of Huawei’s fingers. As for the 12GB LPDDR5 RAM chip made by SK Hynix, it seems that Huawei simply occurred to have loads of stock of those chips out there. 

The introduction of the Mate 60 Professional set off a wave of nationalism in China as analysts consider that demand for the brand new handset will negatively influence gross sales of the brand new iPhone 15 line in China, the world’s largest smartphone market.

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