November 6 news, according tomedia reports, chip industry and commerce TSMC’s 5nm process, in the first quarter of this year has been large-scale production, Apple’s iPhone 12 series of smartphones equipped with the A14 processor, is TSMC using 5nm process contract, this process in the third quarter of this year for TSMC brought nearly $1 billion in revenue.
Like the previous 7nm process, TSMC’s 5nm process is not just a generation, they will also launch a second generation of 5nm process, which they call N5P.
During the Global Technology Forum at the end of August, TSMC disclosed that chips manufactured by the second generation of 5nm processes would theoretically improve performance by 5 per cent and energy efficiency by 10 per cent compared to the first generation of 5nm processes.
However, according to the latestmedia reports, TSMC’s second generation 5nm process performance improvement level is expected to be higher than they expected.
Media reported that TSMC’s second-generation 5nm process will improve chip performance by 7% and energy efficiency by 15% compared to the first-generation 5nm process.
TSMC’s second-generation 5nm process, which is scheduled for mass production next year, is expected to be used with the A15 processor that will be installed on Apple’s iPhone 13 smartphones.