Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been Apple’s long-term chip partner for iPhone, iPad, MacBook models. According to a new report by UDN, TSMC has captured Apple’s 5G chips business for the upcoming iPhone 14 series. The manufacturer’s advanced process enabled it to take all the orders for iPhone 14’s fifth-generation mobile communication (5G) related radio frequency (RF) chips from Samsung.
iPhone 14 series would offer even better battery life with TSMC 5G chip built on 6nm process
The report details that the TMSC 5G RF chip will be built on an advanced 6nm process and will provide up to 150,000 units to Apple, annually. The new 5G chip will upgrade radio frequency (RF) related Netcom chips to the 6nm process which will reduce the size of the chip, and improve the power consumption of the 5G smartphones.
According to TSMC last year’s technical forum information, the 6nm RF process provides significantly reduced power consumption and area for 5G RF transceivers below 6GHz and millimeter wave bands, while taking into account the performance, functions and battery life required by consumers. Enhanced support for WiFi 6/6e performance and power efficiency.
Since each additional square millimeter of the motherboard area of the smart machine will reduce the size of the battery by the same proportion, it will also affect the battery life. The shrinking of large-component 5G RF transceivers will free up area space.
Recently, it was reported that Apple iPhone assembler, Foxconn has begun production trials of new iPhone 14 Pro models, after their design was finalized by the tech giant. The upcoming series will also offer four models as iPhone 13 series and is expected to feature hole + pill design, 8GB RAM for the Pro models, a 48-megapixel camera, and 8K video capture. The 2022 iPhone lineup will also get rid of the camera bumps, feature a new A16 Bionic chip, heavier titanium casing, and a 2TB storage variant.