A report today out of Taiwan reveals that TSMC has cut 5nm wafer production for Huawei due to slowing smartphone sales and that production capacity has promptly been grabbed by Apple ahead of next-gen 5G-capable iPhones due this fall.
Apple requested TSMC to add nearly 10,000 pieces of production capacity in the fourth quarter. TSMC’s 5-nanometer is not only on schedule and full capacity, but 7-nanometer will continue to be fully loaded until the end of the year…
TSMC had earlier announced that the 5nm advanced process is ready for mass production, and it is scheduled to be released in the second quarter.
MacDailyNews Take: The more the better as the distant revs of the iPhone 5G super cycle grow ever louder. Vroom, vroom!