It is also suggested that the number of chips per layer may vary depending on the size of the chip and the diameter of the layer.
At this year’s WWDC conference, Apple announced that it was beginning to use its own silicon to power future Mac devices. After this year, there should be an expectation to launch one of the first products. However, it is now known that chip production time for the Silicon Mac will begin in Q4 this year. These are 5nm chipsets manufactured by TSMC.
“Apple will launch a 5nm layer at TSMC in the fourth quarter of 2020, with monthly output expected to be 5,000-6,000 layers,” the Digitimes report said.
It is also suggested that the number of chips per layer may vary depending on the size of the chip and the diameter of the layer. Although the chipset has not been given an official name, it is referred to as the Apple A14X.
There are reports that Apple may introduce the A14X chipset with an updated version of the 12-inch MacBook. According to a report from China, Apple discontinued its Intel-based MacBook earlier this year, which will actually adjust the launch timeline for the ARM-based MacBook.
Apple says it will take a few years for the entire transition from Intel to ARM, which means that by 2022 there will be an ARM version of every MacBook.
While rumors suggest a 12-inch MacBook to showcase Apple’s silicon, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and the new 24-inch iMac may be the first to get Apple Silicon. We will find out more later this year.