TSMC. For all of those who don’t know, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is the world’s largest semiconductor company. According to the recent reports, Apple has now chosen TSMC for the production of their next-generation chipsets for the upcoming iPhones which are undoubted to be called as A12.
Apple’s iPhone X has A11 Bionic chip inside, plays an important role and delivers the significantly improved performance. However, it is made using the 10nm production process. The real tweak is here. Apple has given TSMC the full contract for its upcoming A12 chipset because they wanted to make their upcoming A12 chip using the 7nm production process.
If you put your leg in the smartphone industries, Qualcomm has already decided to manufacture Snapdragon 855 chip using the 10nm process. TSMC has just started the 7nm production of chipsets last year and recently there is no any single smartphone in the market having the chip made by using 7nm process. Even, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch with the Snapdragon 845 SoC. So, there are huge chances that Apple’s next iPhone will beat Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
Here it is worth to note that the chipset manufactures does not use the same manufacturing process. Talking about the TSMC, it uses the optical method whereas the Samsung, it manufactures the chipsets using its own ultra-violet lithography (EUV) technology which is way more advanced compared to the TSMC.