Last week, foreign media said that this year's Apple A13 processor will be produced only by TSMC and used for the new iPhone launched in September. Yesterday (23rd), another news came out. In 2020, the A14 processor adopts a 5m process, and the order continues. It is expected to be won by TSMC.
According to Digital, TSMC will be equipped with its 5nm equipment at the World Mobile Communications Conference (MWC) on February 25th and mass production in 2020. It is also expected to capture Apple's first load of 5nm A14 processor orders. The new iPhone was 2020.
TSMC technology has beaten Samsung successively, and Apple's XS XS, XS Max and iPhone XR's leading Apple uses all the A12 Bionic chips produced by the TSMC 7Nm process.
This year, Apple A13 chip is supplied exclusively by TSMC, and adopts a 7-nm higher version with EUV technology. It is expected to be placed in mass production in the second quarter. Although the process has not changed much, according to data released by TSMC, the 7nm process will have to increase the energy consumption of 6% to 12% and a 20% transient density %.
In the case of the next generation of the UV 5 nanometer higher process of TSMC, as well as the number of masks for processors production, the 7-layer version has been improved with the 7 tier & # 39 ; to improve to 5 layers, 14.7% to 17.1% higher than the previous generation process, and 1.8 to 1.86 times the increase in transient density.
In the fourth quarter of 2018, TSMC mentioned that the investment in higher processes will not be reduced. In addition to the 7-nm production process that has improved in 2019, there are two EUV 5-nm and 2020 trial trials. During the first half of the year, the demand for official production 5Nm EUV. According to the Science and Technology News report, according to the current situation's account, only the first half of 2020 happened to catch up with Apple A14 mass production time. In other words, the Apple A14 processor is large, and TSMC is almost handy.
(China Times Newsletter)