The iPhone 14 runs on a chip made in a 4 nanometer technological process. The lithography of the iPad Pro looks even more impressive – it is only 3 nanometers. What gains in efficiency and energy efficiency can we realistically talk about?
The miniaturization of portable systems in recent years has been impressive. Today’s leading companies offer processors made in the 5nm lithography process, and next year TSMC is preparing to switch to more microsystems. Two products have already shown interest – and, worrisomely, Qualcomm is not yet among them.
Today’s leak indicates that Apple and Intel want to partner with TSMC on 3nm processors. According to the new data iPhone 14 However, 4nm lithography is slated to be used, and even more packaged systems will go to the iPad Pro for the time being. It makes sense, because this year’s model already equals the performance of laptops, and further improvements will give it the ability to use it in professional applications.
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What profits are we really talking about? TSMC says the jump in performance will be relatively small compared to current lithography (5 nm). We are talking about 10-15 percent. Energy savings are much better, with estimates here going as high as 30%. So far, the network lacks information about Samsung and Qualcomm’s interest in the 3-nm lithography process. However, it must be a matter of time.
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Of course, Huawei is currently in the worst position. The Chinese factory – cut off from new supplies and technologies – only has access to old systems. The license to collaborate with Qualcomm will expire one day, still only giving them processors without 5G. This will become a problem for them in the next few years.
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