Future processors Apple will be even better

Semiconductor firm Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has announced its intention to invest $ 25 billion in the development of a 5-nm technological process. This step will allow you to remain the exclusive supplier of processors for Apple.

Executive Director mark Liu TSMC said that the company will start mass production of chips created on the basis of an improved technological process to 5 nm, in the first half of 2020.

Every year the development of new technological standards is becoming increasingly difficult — modern lithographic technology has approached the limit of the density. To achieve new heights will require a completely different approach. However, the solution was found — lithography in the hard ultraviolet range (EUV).

Chips A-series iPhone, as you know, TSMC produces. Apple refused the services of Samsung in 2016. Processor the South Korean giant has lost on all fronts. The tests showed that the system on a chip Taiwanese were less susceptible to heat, and provide better autonomy.

Recall that in 2018 it is expected iPhone debut Apple A12, which will be built for 7-nm process. The performance increase will be 20% and energy consumption will be reduced by 40 % compared with current generation single-chip systems.

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