Mass shipments of Kirin 980, world’s first 7nm chipset, to start next quarter

Kirin 980

A new fresh report came today revealing that the world’s first 7nm chipset, Huawei’s Kirin 980, volume shipments will start on the next quarter. This new chipset is expected to power the upcoming flagships Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The SoCs will reportedly be manufactured by TSMC and will use the newest process.

Other chipset manufacturers are planning to start the shipment of the newest 7nm chips during the three month period that starts from October through December. According to some analysts, the volume of 7nm chipsets should represent 18% of the total shipments of chipsets on the next year. That amount exceeds the total amount of 10nm orders during the same period.

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According to rumors the Kirin 980 will feature four Cortex-A77 for most demanding applications, and four Cortex-A55 for the lighter tasks. The chipset also includes the 24-Core Mali-G72 GPU and LPDDR4X DRAM support. The chipset will also bring the second generation of Huawei’s NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI. Since the new chipset will use the 7nm process, it will be much more energy efficient and powerful than previous generations.

With the Huawei Mate 20 and 20 Pro probable release happening on October, we should see more details about the world’s first 7nm chipset.

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  1. Lazar Prodanovic
    August 26, 2018

    When will you learn to write? Their is no Cortex A77. What there is & what we are about to finally see with Kirin 980 is A76 & even that hopefully. We know code names of the upcoming ARM Cortex A designs & remains to be seen how they will be called but we certainly won’t see them this year. Me by HiSilicon & Huawei will present & me by even ship first consumer products with 7nn SoC and some 20 days before Apple does but that will be pure marketing as volume will be really small without real availability compared to later one mentioned. Common folk’s won’t feel any real benefit from 7nm before second generation sometime next year around same time because second gen with EUV & optimized rooting libs (combined) will practically cut the price per gate in half compared to current 7nm one.

    • Julian Noordennen
      August 26, 2018

      ‘When will you learn to write? Their is no Cortex A77.’

      Starts his own message with a typo. 🙂
      Their = There

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      August 26, 2018

      Well that whose a typo & I can’t edit message. 😛 You continue with an “Cortex A77” true (blue) bunch of articles on two websites almost like you insist on it. Well who knows probably Deimos will end up being called A77 next year.
      Best regards.

    • Mitch McCrimmon
      August 26, 2018

      Julian has a point though. If you’re going to criticize someone’s writing, you better be sure that yours is spotless. Anyway, making a technical error has nothing to do with an ability to write so your comment is doubly off. Looking further at your comment, you speak of ‘common’ folks’ — a bit condescending! You could have said ‘most people’ instead. Also, you write ‘folk’s’ with an apostrophe when it should just be ‘folks.’ You may be a technical expert but your writing, in English at least, is not very good.