January 1, 2020
tsmc will soon start building 5nm apple a14 chipsets for the upcoming iphones
TSMC will be the sole foundry making the Apple A14 chipsets for the 2020 iPhone models, reports DigiTimes (quoting China’s Commercial Times). Production will start in the second quarter of this year in preparation for the traditional end of Q3 launch.
The A14 will be made using TSMC’s new 5nm process and Apple’s order will take up two thirds of the foundry’s capacity. There’s a chance the iPhone 12 phones will be the first to hit the market with a 5nm chipset. Back in 2018 the iPhone XS duo was the first with a 7nm chip.
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