Why high Qualcomm No. 845 does not use 7Nm
According to reports, TSMC common CEO Liu Deyin 7 pointed out that artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G two big technological innovation will re change the future life of mankind, and push up the advanced process of 7Nm of TSMC, so that TSMC will once again enter the exciting era.
Liu Deyin estimates that 5G in 2019 will be officially taking turns, a year earlier than the estimated market research agency. Entering the era of 5G, all AI and 5G related applications will be supported by advanced process support below 7Nm. 7Nm and 7+nm technologies are also in place. The market demand for future will be quite strong. TSMC will be the supplier of main technology and ecosystem.
Liu Deyin pointed out that TSMC proposed four platforms, including mobile devices, high-speed computing computers (HPC), Internet of things and intelligent cars, which have been in the past two years. At present, the four major technology platforms have been completed, and they are trying to rush into business opportunities with customers. In these four technology platforms, AI and 5G technology innovation will change the human life again, and let the platform come into the exciting time once again.
He stressed that there are now 300 million mobile phones, using the AI - based neural network, the AI application has begun, and the future will be widely used in all fields. 5G accelerates links and dialogues between machines and machines, and accelerates the application of control systems and technology products into the age of intelligence.
Liu Deyin said that the 7Nm process has more than 40 customers. Due to the strong demand of customers, not only is it currently in R & D and production at 12 bamboo factory, but also will be transferred to fifth and sixth phase of Zhongke 15 plant, a total of three plants.
In the more advanced 5nm process, Liu Deyin said that it was expected to be officially launched in 2018, and began trial production in the first half of 2019, and the new plant was named the 18 plant. In the plant area of the 18 plant, there will be 3 phases of 5nm production.
Set micro network news, the second annual peak during the Dragon Xiao technology Qualcomm said TSMC and Samsung are very good partners, but next year which will process, it is still too early to know. Although Qualcomm has always been conservative in the process of speaking, it still leaves a lot of imagination for the outside world.
Qualcomm's new high-end flagship chip Xiaolong 845 platform will debut next year, and continue to use Samsung's 10 nanometer LPPFinFET technology. The market expects the next generation of products to enter the 7Nm era and turn back to the production of TSMC.
Qualcomm chief stressed that Qualcomm has been very good cooperation with Samsung and TSMC, not only Samsung, but also TSMC products. When launching chips, they will be related to two generations of manufacturers.