The industry chain's latest news, apple is taking full advantage of tsmc's five nm capacity, which is also preparing for the processor A14 iPhone 12 uses.
TSMC had earlier forecast that five nm of advanced processes were ready for mass production, scheduled for the second quarter, while watching the five nm and seven major processes Qiwei, revenue growth this year is expected to exceed the industry average, reaching more than 17%.Industry chain sources said that the production capacity in the early stage of 5nm is very tight. For apple, if it wants to not delay the performance of iPhone 12 after it goes on the market, it needs to sell orders to TSMC as much as possible.
In the current environment, TSMC's 5nm chip production line is still full of orders and will mass produce A14 processor for apple in April as planned. The production of A-Series chips usually starts from April to may, which means that TSMC's mass production of A14 processor is on schedule and is not affected by other factors.
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It was previously reported that only two high-end iPhones, the iPhone 12 pro and the iPhone 12 Pro max, will use TOF sensors this year. TOF sensor will bring new ar experience to iPhone. Apple will also launch special AR applications to enhance playability.
This year, Apple will launch four 5g mobile phones, all of which will use TSMC's 5nm A14 processor. Compared with the previous generation A13, the new A14 will certainly show more powerful performance under a more advanced architecture. According to the running score of the previously exposed A14 processor (Apple's A14 may become the first arm mobile phone processor that officially exceeds 3GHz), the frequency stack is 3.1ghz, the GK5 single core is 1658 points, and the multi-core is 4612 points.
How much does A14 improve? The single core and multi-core performance of A13 is 1329 and 3468 points. By comparison, the single core performance of A14 is increased by 25% and the multi-core performance is increased by 33%. It is clear that this year, A14 is in the silent second Android camp again.