SMIC is expected to start production of 7Nm chips in 2021

SMIC will start producing 7Nm chips for low-power devices in 2021, the source said. These will keep local smartphone makers, including Huawei and its semiconductor unit Hisense, competitive, if not leading. < / P > < p > at present, most of the flagship SOC are manufactured in TSMC’s 5nm EUV process. These include Apple’s custom chips, Huawei’s Kirin and Qualcomm’s upcoming SD 875 processor. Of course, SMIC will not produce the most intensive and efficient chips in the industry, but if their 7-nm process can be compared with TSMC, they will certainly be able to do so. Currently, TSMC is a leading pure wafer foundry. Intel’s 7Nm node has been delayed until 2022, while Samsung is still trying to improve the yield of its 5nm chips. Qualcomm recently decided to transfer its 5g chip order from Samsung’s 5nm foundry to TSMC. At present, it is not clear that the poor unit output is the reason for the decision or the limited production capacity. From any angle, this will bring trouble to Samsung. New product launch