Apple’s main chip supplier on track to make next-generation 5nm silicon as soon as next year

Semiconductor manufacturers might not be following Moore’s law to a T, but that doesn’t mean they’re not making good progress. Last year, we saw the first mobile chips using the 7nm architecture: Apple’s A12 and HiSilicon’s Kirin 980, followed by the Snapdragon 855. It was expected that processors will remain on that level for a while, considering that producing smaller transistors gets exponentially harder with the reduction of their size.

Turns out, we might not have to wait as long as we thought. News coming from Taiwan, brought to us by DigiTimes, raises hopes that the next jump might …

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