Chinese chip maker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is mass producing 14nm chips and yield is improving, the company said today in response to an investor question online.
The Honor Play4T smartphone released in April is equipped with the Kirin 710A processor, which is using the SMIC's 14nm process.
It is clocked at 2.0GHz and is a downgraded version of the previous Kirin 710. The Kirin 710A represents a breakthrough in Chinese semiconductor chip technology.
On July 16, Honor announced the Honor Tablet 6 and X6, powered by the Kirin 710A processor. The devices are priced from 1,099 yuan ($157).
The Honor Tablet 6 comes with a 10.1-inch screen with 1920×1200 resolution and contrast ratio of 1000:1.
On July 30, Huawei announced the Huawei Changxiang Tablet 2, priced from 1,599 yuan ($230). The device is also powered by the Kirin 710A processor.