TSMC has been one of Apple’s biggest partners for years, making the chips that power iPhones, iPads, and other Mac products that use the SoC M1 chip.
During the year 2021, this society will be even stronger with the latest reports that we know about the production of 5 nm chips from the Asian manufacturer.
The apple company is planning, as every year, the launch of a new generation of iPhone and this will use a 5 nm process. TSMC is ready to face the manufacture of these chips A15 Bionic, which have a high priority for the company, to the point that v to cover 80% of production with this node.
Taiwanese sources claim that Apple has secured 80% of TSMC’s production with the 5nm node. Almost all the chips they make in 5nm will be for Apple products, which is impressive, although it is not a surprise given that companies like AMD will continue to use chips with a 7nm node.
TSMC would begin mass-producing 5nm wafers from Q1 2021, with an estimated 9,000 wafers each month. Companies like Qualcomm, MediaTek, Broadcom, and others are also going to use the 5nm nodes, although they require smaller quantities.
Next year Apple should introduce its iPhone 13 that uses the A15 Bionic chip, as well as the new iPad Pro with the A14Z Bionic chip, both with a 5nm process node. We will keep you informed.