Tech giant Apple will lead the 5nm processor market in 2021

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

12th Jan, 2021. 10:38 pm

Apple is seemingly going to lead the market in terms of 5nm chipsets this year, while its opponent Samsung will only reach the third position. The former will account for nearly half of all 5nm chips in the market in 2021.

As per reports, Apple will be the leader in terms of 5nm chip in the current year. Additionally, it is also one of the major reasons why Qualcomm will arrive second in the market for the same.


The chipmaker would only account for a quarter of the total 5nm chip shipments. The report also adds that 2020 was a good year for chipmakers, with 2021 likely being the same as well. Meanwhile, the South Korean tech giant is said to be 6 to 9 months behind TSMC, Apple’s primary chip supplier.

The report also estimated that Apple will be the largest customer for the 5nm processes. These procedures would be used for the Cupertino based giant’s upcoming 5nm+ process based chips for 2021, as its current-gen A14 chips are already built on the existing 5nm process. One of the reasons why Qualcomm is expected to arrive second, beating Samsung, is because it would be supplying Apple with modem chips. However, this might not benefit the chipmaker for too long as the company is expected to soon launch its own modems as well.

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