TSMC expects high demand for 7nm and 5nm in 2019
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started production of 7nm chips for commercial use in smartphone SoCs and is already preparing for 5nm chip production in 2019. It seems that TSMC received new orders that require 7nm and 5nm process solutions next year. The orders come from AI chip developers.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Will Be Made on a 7nm Process
Recently, Qualcomm announced their Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, the first LTE modem on a 7nm FinFET architecture. While the Snapdragon 845 is being made on the second gen 10nm FinFET, rumors claimed that the 7nm FinFET node would be used for the Snapdragon 855.