With evolution of tech, silicon process nodes have become smaller and smaller – increasing both performance and efficiency. The 7nm process nodes have made our devices lot more powerful than before and the new 5nm is the upcoming evolution in the silicon industry.
Already the Apple A14 Bionic has become the first commercially available SoC to be based out of 5nm process. With days, we will see more of these new 5nm processors and the primary supplier for these nodes remains TSMC.
TSMC has already experienced spikes in its revenue last month and it is expected that with Apple remaining its primary customer for the 5nm process, TSMC will make more revenue in the coming month. A recent report from DigiTimes confirms the fact that the demand for advanced 5nm process will spike in 2021.
As the report mentions, the 5nm process revenue growth is expected to increase from only 8% in 2020 to more than 20% in 2021. As stated in our last article, the iPhone 12 sales will be increasing in the coming year, and so will TSMC earn from this.
2021 will be the year of the 5nm process as giants like AMD, Qualcomm, MediaTek Samsung, and others will be shifting to 5nm. TSMC is expected to lead the silicon manufacturing process in 2021 as well and 5nm being its key ingredient this time.
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