Rumor: TSMC expected to begin 5 nanometer chip production with A14 processor in second quarter

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Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2020, 03:48
Category: 5G Wireless, Apple, Business, Hardware, iPhone, Processors, Rumor, wireless

Apple chipmaker TSMC has apparently secured orders for its upcoming “A14” processor, which are slated for this year’s iPhones. The company is expected to manufacturing the chips in the second quarter according to industry insiders:

The sources said Apple’s 5G mmWave handsets to be released in 2020 are reportedly to each carry at least three AiP modules, which can also be packaged with FC_AiP (flip-chip) process in addition to InFo_AiP.

TSMC is also reported to have been working to miniaturize its fabrication process from 7 nanometers, as seen in the A12 and A13 processors, to 5 nanometers for the A14 processor, with the aim of securing orders for Apple’s processors in its iPhones for the fourth year running. 

This also caps significant moves from TSMC’s end, especially when the company announced a $25 billion investment in the new 5nm node technology in a bid to remain the exclusive supplier of the processors. 

Apple is expected to release five new ‌‌iPhone‌‌ models in 2020, including a so-called “iPhone SE 2″‌ with a 4.7-inch LCD display in the first half of 2020, followed by a higher-end all-OLED 5G lineup consisting of 5.4-inch, two 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch models in the second half of the year. 

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors and DigiTimes

Dell working on software that will enable iPhone screen sharing on its notebooks

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Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2020, 03:46
Category: Apple, iPhone, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, News, Software, Windows

You may like or dislike Dell, but this is a pretty interesting.

Computer manufacturer Dell has announced that it will be releasing software that will enable iPhone screen mirroring on Dell notebooks.

Screen mirroring means your iPhone’s screen will be displayed on another device. Users will be able to control things on their iPhone from their Dell notebooks. It will come as an update to Dell’s Mobile Connect software and will be supported on Dell XPS, Inspiron, Vostro, and Alienware laptops running Windows 10.

Dell’s Mobile Connect users can already receive iPhone notifications and send texts and calls at this point in time. Via the feature, you’ll also be able to drag and drop media files from your iPhones to your Dell notebook.

This arrives as a welcome shift for customers, as iPhones and Macs have had integration in the form of the Continuity feature for some time, but not screen mirroring.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via The Mac Observer and Bloomberg