Apple predicted to adopt 4nm process for ‘A16’ processor

Apple’s A14 system-on-chip just debuted this year, but market analysts are already making predictions about next-next-generation silicon. TrendForce in a report Wednesday said it expects the iPhone maker to move to a smaller 4nm process in about two years.
In a report covering Apple manufacturing partner TSMC, TrendForce notes Apple is currently the chipmaker’s sole customer for output from its 5nm foundry. Regarded as TSMC’s most advanced node, 5nm lines were originally tapped to produce chips for Huawei subsidiary HiSilicon before U.S. sanctions halted those efforts.

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