Huawei Qingyun L540 Laptop

HiSilicon 9006C Manufactured by TSMC


Ever since the launch of the Huawei Qingyun L540 laptop, the tech industry has been abuzz with speculation about the origin of the HiSilicon Kirin 9006C processor. Questions lingered—was it another stride in Chinese innovation, or did it rely on pre-sanction stockpiled resources? TechInsights took the lead, swiftly analyzing the laptops to bring you the answers.

TechInsights' rapid analysis confirms with high confidence that the HiSilicon Kirin 9006C is indeed manufactured by TSMC, dispelling debates about SMIC involvement. While Chinese manufacturing has made remarkable strides, we eagerly await further developments on their journey to 5nm.

The TechInsights team provided the first look at the HiSilicon Kirin 9006C powering the Huawei Qingyun L540 laptop in the quickest turnaround in our team’s history.

Huawei Qingyun L540 Laptop: HiSilicon 9006C Manufactured by TSMC

In summary:

  • The package is similar to the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and was packaged in week 35 of 2020
  • The die uses the same BEOL stack and process node that TechInsights has reported for the Kirin 9000 processor
For a comprehensive summary and a deeper dive into the reverse engineering imagery, explore our detailed blog on the TechInsights Platform. (Free registration required for access).

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