We all know that the silicon giant, Apple, suffered a massive brain drain of talented chip engineers who left the company for greener pastures. As a result, the A-series SoC improvements have gradually diminished, starting with his A15 Bionic and extending to the A16 Bionic. The good news is that Apple plans to allocate more resources to the upcoming A17 Bionic, with more budget and chip designer headcount.
Apple allocates more resources to A17 Bionic development
The A17 Bionic is Apple’s and supposedly the world’s first 3nm chip from TSMC. TSMC will reportedly start mass production later this year as the silicon giant prepares his SoC for its flagship iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra. Additionally, both flagships are said to be loaded with more unique features. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple has allocated more sources to the development of his A17 Bionic. His analysis is very simple. He expects the silicon giant to suffer more in terms of annual revenue with fewer chipset upgrades.
“The slowdown in processor upgrades is detrimental to end-product (such as A16 and M2 series chips) sales. And the improvement in power consumption is a significant improvement over its predecessor, the silicon giant has devoted most of its IC design resources to the development of the processor.”
Analysts believe the company will continue to use TSMC’s 3nm process through 2025. This means that the Taiwanese chipmaker will likely offer an improved iteration of the technology available to Apple. Additionally, TSMC is also focusing on improving battery saving, a real benefit of his 3nm process. There are some welcome performance improvements and features, including ray tracing that should have been present on the A16 Bionic but was scrapped in the final product.
The company will have to draw resources from other internal goals, including its own 5G modem, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chips. No doubt it will have a big impact on the likes of Qualcomm and Broadcom.
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