The extreme thinness of the components of a smartphone is not always a sign of weakness, on processors is precisely the opposite. When it comes to getting a chip to yield the most, one of the methods to achieve this is to belittle their transistors as much as possible, and the jump to 5 NMS is already planned.
These new 5 nanometer processors will come, at least in what is known by now, recessed into the body of an iPhone. The company responsible for announcing its future availability is TSMC, one of the companies that has helped, which more, making the processor of the iPhone. In his road map, TSMC has unveiled that they plan to reach 7 nanometers in 2018 and 5 nanometers in 2020.
This decrease in the size of the transistors of mobile processors will not only impact on the size of the own chips but also in their consumption and in its overall performance. Smaller size of these transistors, lower energy consumption own processor and also higher performance given that you get more power for each Watt.
Thinner smaller, mobile chips
Size reduction will also result in the device itself. Thinner chips make possible smaller plates and thinner smartphones. To make us an idea on how much it will affect the smartphone carry a 5 nanometer chip, the industry is currently working with 14 NM and even some 6s iPhone feature even with 16 nanometer processors.
Touch arm themselves with patience because for now we have almost 4 years ahead because of the time limit which has been fixed in TSMC. The new processors arrive trapped in the bodies of the future iPhone 9, follow the numbering of smartphones from Apple so far. Although if this technology is already in the roadmap of the manufacturer of chpis, we will soon have news about the same from its most direct competition such as MediaTek, Qualcomm or the same Samsung with their Exynos.