Huawei’s decision allows Apple to order additional 5nm chips for its 2020 5G iPhone models

Apple designs the “A series” chipsets that power the iPhone, but since the company is “fabless” and doesn’t own the facilities to manufacture its chips, the company turns to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce its integrated circuits. TSMC is the largest independent foundry in the world and Apple is its biggest customer. TSMC also churns out chips for Huawei, Qualcomm, and many other chip designers.
The current chips used to power iOS and Android handsets are made using the 7nm process node. This measures the number of transistors that fit …

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