Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is currently working on its latest Hisilicon chip which uses the 5nm manufacturing process. After the Spring Festival holiday, there will be new smartphones. Thus information on Huawei’s next-generation Kirin processors is becoming a focal point. Today, an industry insider claims that the Hisilicon 5nm Kirin processor has been verified in Dongguan, Beijing, and other places. The report says that this chip will commence mass-production / delivery in August.
According to previous speculations, Huawei will use the 5nm process to mass-produce the Kirin 1020 chip. This CPU is expected to be available in the third quarter of this year. Huawei Kirin 1020 will use ARM Cortex-A78 architecture. Thanks to the 5nm process, Kirin 1020 can accommodate 171.3 million transistors per square millimeter. Its performance is 50% higher than that of Kirin 990.
In other reports, TSMC will begin mass production of 5nm chips in April. The 5nm process is a new generation of chip manufacturing technology following the 7nm process that was mass-produced in 2018. However, what is not clear is the company’s chip that TSMC will mass-produce in April.
According to Huawei’s itinerary, the new Kirin flagship processor will probably arrive this fall. Also, the Huawei Mate 40 series will also be the first to use the Kirin 1020 processor.