While Samsung revealed some information about the A11 bionic competitor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is taking the next step in its battle with Samsung in the processor market. According to several subcontractors, the smelter has signed an agreement for the manufacture of all A12 processors for the new generation iPhone planned for 2018. Apple’s next-generation iPhone X and other tablet models expected to use the A12 chipset, TSMC will be produced by the specified.
The Taiwanese would have obtained orders from more than 40 customers for chips in 7nm in 2018, which would guarantee the level needed to open new production structures. Among them, we would find Apple and Qualcomm. In order to increase its technological lead over its Korean competitor, TSMC will integrate ” extreme ultraviolet ” (EUV) technology into its 7nm + process and intensify research in 5nm and 3nm chips.
Earlier news exposed that this year Apple will continue to launch three new iPhones, in addition to the regular version of the iPhone X update, they will bring a 6.5-inch version of the iPhone X Plus, there are 6.1-inch LCD screen, cheap version of the iPhone X, and they Will carry A12 processor. The firm would start building a new site dedicated to 5nm engraving in the south of Taiwan Science Park in 2018, and also plan to invest 20 billion US dollars to build a 3-nm plant in 2020.