Late 2019, early 2020 high-end mobile chips will be 7nm
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Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple

TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of  5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.

Samsung develops EUV-based 5nm process nodes
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Chips are 25 percent smaller and 20 percent more power efficient

Samsung has announced that it has completed development of a 5nm semiconductor process using its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.

TSMC’s EUV-based process netting big customers
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Mobile World Congress will show the depth of its success

The Mobile World Congress is expected to show how well TSMC’s EUV-based process is doing at attracting customers.

Samsung is building 7nm Snapdragon 5G chipset
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:07

Samsung is building 7nm Snapdragon 5G chipset


ULV for the first ever 7nm chip

Cristiano Amon told us not so long ago that Samsung and Qualcomm are now big friends and allies, and confirmed that Samsung will be working with Qualcomm on current and future phones. Now, both companies have announced that Snapdragon 5G chipset will be using Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV process.

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC
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Friday, 24 November 2017 14:03

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC


The one after Snapdragon 845

Korean based Etnews has mentioned that Qualcomm 7nm manufacturing has been a big win for TSMC while two other US and China customers chose Samsung’s 7nm. TSMC traditionially have dibs on Nvidia and MediaTek too. 

Globalfoundries improves EUV yield
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:32

Globalfoundries improves EUV yield


Migration to EUV lithography going well

Globalfoundries has improved its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask yield rate to nearly 65 percent and made progress in its movement to EUV lithography.

ASML starts shipping EUV test machines
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Monday, 11 April 2016 11:29

ASML starts shipping EUV test machines


Could be used by 2018

Extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is working and could be used in Moore Law saving high-volume chip manufacturing as early as 2018.

Intel talks about getting back to Moore's Law
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Back to advancing every two years

Chipzilla has been explaining how it hopes to claw back the missing six months which it lost in chip development and return to Moore’s Law increases of every two years.

ASML will flog 15 EUV machines to mysterious "US customer"
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Yeah it is probably Intel

ASML, Europe's largest supplier to computer chip makers, will sell 15 of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) chip etching systems to a "single U.S. customer" who is probably Intel.

TSMC pulls off EUV on 1000 wafers
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Friday, 27 February 2015 12:00

TSMC pulls off EUV on 1000 wafers


Exposes itself

Chipmaking gear maker ASML has told the world that that its customer TSMC has exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day.