TSMC’s announcement means more powerful smartphones are coming next year


Last week, Digitimes reported that manufacturer TSMC has started mass production of chips using its 7nm N7+ technology. This uses extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) to help produce more precise markings on silicon allowing billions of transistors to be placed inside a chip. The 7nm mode means that more transistors can fit into a dense space like a small chipset. The result is an SoC that is not only faster, it also consumes less battery power. When you consider that the original Apple iPhone back in 2007 was powered by a chip made using the 45nm process, you can see that the industry has …

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