MediaTek To Use TSMC 6-Nanometer Tech For Flagship 5G Phone Chips: Report

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  • MediaTek designs chips and then contracts out production to outside firms
  • The newest chips will be made at TSMC, on a chipmaking technology called 6-nanometer

As per a report by Reuters, MediaTek Inc said that it will use Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s 6-nanometer chipmaking technology for its newest chips aimed at premium 5G smartphones. It added that the new chips announced Wednesday, called Dimensity 1100 and 1200, build on MediaTek’s efforts to go after higher-priced handsets.

It added that MediaTek designs chips and then contracts out production to outside firms. The newest chips will be made at TSMC, on a chipmaking technology called 6-nanometer. Qualcomm’s chips are being made by Samsung on 5-nanometer technology and Apple Inc uses TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology.

Newer manufacturing technology along with advances in the chip’s design

The report added that smaller Finbarr Moynihan, general manager of international corporate sales, told Reuters in an interview that smaller chipmaker technology is faster and more power efficient. MediaTek’s previous chips used a 7-nanometer process. Moving to newer manufacturing technology along with advances in the chip’s design make it 22 per cent faster at computing tasks while consuming 25 per cent less power.

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