Almost all high-end phones that will be released this year will be fueled by 7nm chipsets. This marks a shift from the 10nm chips that were being used previously and will result in improved performance and better power efficiency. 7nm chipsets are expected to stick around for a while before smartphone OEMs are able to launch premium handsets bearing 5nm silicon.
However, according to the latest report, Apple’s sole supplier TSMC recently opened its first 5nm fabrication facility in Taiwan and said that its 5nm chips will be available starting 2020. Now, a new report says that the chip maker wants to ready its 5nm process in time for the 2020 iPhones so that it can remain Apple’s exclusive supplier.