June 23 news, according tomedia reports, TSMC in recent years in the chip technology in the forefront of the industry, 5nm process has been large-scale mass production, 2018 production of 7nm process, in the first quarter of this year is still the main source of their revenue, contributing 35% of revenue. Although TSMC’s 5nm process has been mass-produced this year, but the mature 7nm process, there is still a large demand, Qualcomm recently increased the 7nm processor contract order.
Media are citing industry chain sources revealed that Qualcomm increased TSMC 7nm processor contract orders, Qualcomm increased orders, is seeking to gain more share of the 4G processor market.
Although smartphone manufacturers are currently launching a large number of 5G mobile phones, but the relevant research institutions previously predicted that the world’s 5G devices will reach 1.4 billion in 2025, 4G devices will still dominate the number of 4G processors in the next few years there is still a strong market demand.
In addition, although the 5nm process has been large-scale mass production, but the current production capacity is still relatively limited, mainly the production of more advanced processors for 5G equipment, temporarily unlikely to be used in the production of 4G processors, which may also be the reason for the high-access TSMC to increase the 7nm processor contract order.