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US wants information about the new Huawei Kirin chip




The New Huawei Kirin chip is soaring in all of the tech conversations on the internet and now, the US is also seeking more information about the chip’s processing technology.

In a press briefing on September 5th, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan answered a question about Huawei. He said that the US government wants to know the composition of this new Huawei chipset used in the Huawei Mate 60 series.

“As my Bloomberg colleagues reported Huawei has reached a breakthrough with its new smartphone and shows it’s using the most advanced chips produced by Chinese chipmaker SMIC. I’m wondering how concerned you are about this development. And does it prove that the U.S. export controls are failing or that they’re violating those export controls?” the reporter asked.

“I’m going to withhold comment on the particular chip in question until we get more information about precisely its character and composition,” replied Mr. Sullivan.

He also reflected in the statement about the unknown specs of the new Huawei chip.

“In terms of characterizing the chip in question, that’s something that we need to gain more information from before we make any definitive comments on it,” Sullivan added.

Then Mr. Sullivan touched upon the current efforts the US making to blocking advanced breakthroughs.

“From my perspective though, what it tells us, regardless, is that the United States should continue on its course of a “small yard, high fence” set of technology restrictions focused narrowly on national security concerns, not on the broader question of commercial decoupling. That is where our emphasis has been. That’s where it’s going to continue, sort of, regardless of the outcome.” he concluded.


The latest conversation around the Huawei Kirin chip in Mate 60 Pro came gathered the spotlight after TechInsights’s teardown. It is found that the company is using a homemade advanced 7nm chipset, identified as Kirin 9000s.

The launch of the Huawei Mate 60 series also came during the visit of US Commerce Secretary – Gina Raimondo. This scenario also made a buzz online.

What’s more important is that Huawei is not promoting this chipset along with the Huawei Mate 60 series and keeping it secret. That’s why the US also seeking information about the new Huawei Kirin chip to make a remark on this technological breakthrough.


Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.