Apple started the process of using proprietary chipsets for Mac systems last year, hence the connection between Apple and TSMC (maker of Apple chips) It is getting deeper and wider day by day. The information site has published a report looking at different angles of this relationship and in the meantime has pointed out the problems of TSMC production for the production of 3-nanometer chips.
It should be noted that the iPhone 13 series phones use the A15 chipset. Which uses 5 nanometer manufacturing technology. TSMC is preparing a product line for 3nm chips, which seems to be facing some challenges.
If it is possible to use 3nm manufacturing technology for the iPhone 14 chip, Apple will not need to. Having a significant increase in the size of this chip can increase its power and at the same time reduce energy consumption. However, for the third year in a row, TSMC seems to have no choice but to produce 5-nanometer chips. This could prompt some users to postpone upgrading their iPhone for another year to use the 3nm chipset.
Despite these problems, TSMC is likely to be the first company to acquire 3nm manufacturing technology, outperforming competitors such as Intel and Samsung. Reports over the past few months have suggested that Apple plans to use a 3-nanometer chipset for some of the products that will hit the market in 2022. But now, according to the new report, this issue seems to have been ruled out.
Financially, the relationship between Apple and TSMC is very important for both parties. Apple reportedly accounted for a quarter of TSMC's $ 48.08 billion in revenue last year. As a reminder, the two companies have been working together extensively since 2013, when TSMC's revenue was about $ 21 billion.
The company said that after the production problems of the iPhone 12 chips, Apple pressured TSMC to offer more chips without increasing the price. At the end of the report, the information site states that this relationship is ultimately very important for both companies and both parties to the contract are satisfied with the existing conditions.
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