Ren reports, “Always at the forefront of the technology, Apple will move on, regardless of the initial cost, argued Bernstein analysts Mark Li and David Dai: ‘Considering the performance/cost ratio of 20nm vs. 14/16nm, Apple’s history, and the competitive pressure, we believe Apple most likely will migrate from 20nm to 14/16nm in 2H15… 16-FinFET offers 30% better performance and 15% area reduction from 20nm. We think Apple can’t afford to ignore such substantial improvements.”
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