HiSilicon announced mass production of the CPU Kirin 980 at the end of this quarter. Mass production in TSMC’s 7nm process is expected to begin in June 2018.
In addition to HiSilicon, TSMC also includes the industry’s top companies such as Qualcomm, Xilinx, and Apple among its customers.
The Kirin 980 processor is expected to be used for the first time in Huawei’s Upcoming Flagship Phone Mate 20 in the fourth quarter.
Detailed technical data for the Kirin 980 are not yet known, but it should also bring support for Bluetooth 5 based on the Cortex-A-75. Samsung has also completed development work on its own 7nm process. It will soon be used for the production of the latest Exynos 9820 processor And Qualcomm is also Working on It’s latest Snapdragon processor 855 Which is planned,
so at the end of this year, many smartphones and mobile devices should be equipped with more powerful and more power-efficient SoCs. It is also said that production of the Snapdragon 855 in TSMC’s 7 nm technology is being discussed, as TSMC will probably produce the future A12 and A13 for Apple’s iPhones and iPads as well as coprocessors for the new Macs.