The TSMC's 7nm process is super smooth, attracting big money customers to grab orders. The Huawei Kirin 990 chip grabs the latest 7V EUV process, but the Apple A13 movie has a major crash, using only the generic 7nano process. According to the modern technology of this process, the performance of Kirin 990 should be strong against Apple A13. I didn't expect it to be taken away from the A13. Isn't the 7nm EUV process strong?
TechWeb reported that the much-awaited Kirin 990 used the latest 7-nm EUV, but due to the impact of the integrated 5G power consumption could not be too high, and the final performance still lost the Apple A13.
As for the Apple A13, why use only the general 7nm process? There are two types of sayings on the market. First, the price of TSMC at 7 nm from EUV processes is too high. Apple's low revenue last year was attributed to the fact that mobile phones were too expensive to sell. To save costs, the EUV process was abandoned.Another explanation was that the TSMC capacity of 7 nm EUV is insufficient. However, after working with TSMC for many years, Apple, the biggest customer, is unlikely to impose an order, so this argument is not reasonable.
According to the report, only TSMC and Samsung have 7nm EUV product lines in the world. Even if the new Samsung Exynos 9825 processor adopts 7nm EUV, its performance is only related to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. In addition, Samsung has also failed 7nm. The problem with the EUV's underperformance, with the excellent performance and yields of the TSMC 7 nano EUV still dominating the lead, next year in the 5-nanometer process, TSMC will set up another wave of customers to grab the tide.
(China Times Bulletin)