A15, A16, A17: Apple’s upcoming chip generations and structure widths

We recently reported that TSMC and Apple were currently preparing for the next big change. Current chips from the A14 and M1 series are manufactured using the 5 nm process, but changes are already on the horizon. For the year 2021 and the A15 it is planned to rely on “5nm +” technology, and in 2022 the next reduction is due with the A16. According to a new report, TSMC is confident that it will be able to begin mass production of the 3 nm series in the same year. This in turn would then affect the A17 and the Mac processors developed in parallel.