The nanometer game begins, and the miniature world gets smaller with Apple's plans to launch a thinner Bionic chip by 2020. According to reports released by DigiTimes, Apple can float 5-nanometer chips for its 2020 iPhones.
Apple's former 7-nanometer A12 chip has especially created a lot of hype. If the TSMC (Apple Authorized Smartphone Chip Maker) produces 5nm chips successfully, this will be a significant achievement towards miniaturization.
TSMC Likely to Bag First 5nm Chip Orders from Apple
According to DigiTimes,
TSMC is expected to secure the first 5nm chip orders from Apple for 2020 iPhones. "The media also adds," TSMC expressed earlier optimism about performance in 2020 and 2021
But small is not always capable of delivering better performance. But producing smaller chips means packing more of them. Given Apple's earlier miniaturization performance, the next chip (2020 iPhone) can call a special celebration.
Earlier, there was a healthy competition between Apple and Huawei for launching nanometer chips, although Huawei showed its 7nm Kirin 980 first, Apple sent its 7nm iPhones before Huawei, Apple's A12 was one of the first chips to use the 7-nanometer process
Apple's A12 chip attracted global attention, as reflected in the Fast Companies list of the most innovative companies, although the publication pushed Apple into its seventeenth position, making a special mention of Apple's excellent A12 Bionic chip.
TSMC will produce Apple's A13 chips for 2019 iPhones, however, the company will use the 7nm process, despite upgrades due to new processes that include extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV). This will place more detailed microscopic patterns on chips.
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DigiTimes has always cracked reliable stories about Apple's future production plans. Let's hope Apple introduces more advanced technologies and devices to compensate for the weak sales of current iPhones.
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