TSMC reports soaring demand for its 7 nm line, due to worldwide development of 5G and accelerated demand from HPC, mobile, and other applications.
Extraordinary innovations that are enabling 5G are built on a continuum of technological achievements in wireless networking, which the company highlighted at its annual conference.
The next development stage of the mobile network is 5G. This new technology allows a significantly higher data capacity and extremely fast response times. This opens up completely new potential applications for a fully connected society.
Given a limited role Huawei has been forced to play in the global 5G market, the Chinese giant's most recent "5G shipment" claim -- 200,000 5G base stations - seems aggressive, even if not inflated.
After buying Intel's modem business, Apple has a steep hill to climb to build a premium 5G modem. And it might yet have to buy an RF IC company.
There are nearly two dozen 5G smartphone designs expected to be available this year and researchers are forecasting over 1 billion subscribers by 2024, with minimal rollouts this year.