One of the longest advantages Apple’s chipsets had over the competition was that they were built on smaller processes thanks to TSMC, but it looks like Apple is about to face some very stiff competition from the likes of Google and Samsung.
This is according to a report from Business Korea who claims that Samsung will be building Google’s third-gen Tensor chipset using the 3nm process. Samsung had previously announced that they will start making 3nm chipsets back in July, and it looks like Google will be reaping some of the rewards.
Google and Samsung have been working together for years, with Samsung helping the company produce its first-ever custom Tensor chipset that debuted with the Pixel 6 series. Samsung is also expected to produce the Tenor chipset for the Pixel 7 lineup this year, and come 2023, it looks like Google could introduce a 3nm chipset to its Pixel 8 series.
Apple and TSMC have been working towards a chipset built on the 3nm process as well, and it is expected to debut in 2023 too. This means that in 2023, we can look forward to multiple 3nm chipsets and it will be interesting to see how they hold up against each other.
That being said, neither Google nor Samsung have officially confirmed anything yet so take it with a grain of salt, but the progression to smaller chipsets is a natural evolution of the tech so it’s really only a matter of time.
Source: Business Korea