Apple rumored to have over 50% of TSMC's 5nm production in 2021

Apple is TSMC's biggest customer for 2021 when it comes to 5nm chip production, with 53% of 5nm production ready for new iPhone.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Feb 8 2021 7:26 PM CST

The last we heard about Apple and securing 5nm chips from TSMC in 2021 were previous rumors that it had 80% of the 5nm capacity from TSMC in 2021 -- but new reports suggest Apple has over 50% of the 5nm supply from TSMC this year.

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New information from Counterpoint Research says that TSMC started mass production of its 5nm process in Q1 2021, with competitor Samsung following through but they were 6-9 months behind. Counterpoint Research says: "Apple is the top customer (with all orders to TSMC) in 5nm this year (see Exhibit 1), including both for iPhones (A14/A15) and the newly released Apple Silicon".

Counterpoint Research continued: "Qualcomm will be the second-largest 5nm customer as the iPhone 13 may adopt its X60 modem. TSMC is expected to book $10-billion revenue from 5nm in 2021".

You can read the entire report on Counterpoint Research's official website.

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