TSMC said reports that it had stopped offering new orders to Huawei were “puremarket rumors”, according tomedia reports. It is reported that, according to Nikkei news reports, TSMC has stopped receiving new orders from Huawei. On May 18th TSMC stopped accepting new orders from Huawei after the U.S. announced the latest export control regulations, but orders received before the new ban were not affected, according to people familiar with the matter.
Another person familiar with the matter said it was a difficult decision for TSMC. Because Huawei is TSMC’s second-largest customer, TSMC must also comply with U.S. regulations.
It is worth noting that Huawei has previously made an emergency order of $700 million to TSMC, mainly producing 5/7nm chips.
Earlier, the Commerce Department announced Friday that all non-U.S. chipmakers that use U.S. chip-making devices, intellectual property or design software must apply for a license before they can ship the chips to Huawei.