The Taiwanese company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is ready to start mass production of Apple’s newest A13 for the latest iPhone models. Production lines are already equipped with everything needed and the chip maker just waits for the corresponding order from Apple. On it informs edition Bloomberg, citing reliable sources in the supply chain.
According to the publication, the new processors will be based on 7-nm technological process. The company decided to postpone key improvements to 2020 — Apple is A13 should not expect dramatic changes in performance.
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).
We will remind that earlier Executive officer mark Liu TSMC said that the company will be able to start mass production of chips created on the basis of an improved technological process to 5 nm, in the first half of 2020. Accordingly, the new single-chip system low power c we can see only after a year.
Apple and TSMC collaborate with 2014. Then the American Corporation has invested in a chipmaker for about $ 9 billion. This choice was made for a reason — then Apple is directly dependent on Samsung, which had a significant amount of supplies. Investments have benefited — now the Taiwanese company is one of the largest producers of processors.
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