A short while ago Huawei unleashed the Kirin 990 chipset which features a 7nm processor and built-in 5G capability. To manufacture it the company employed a 7nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) coupled with ultraviolet lithography. The Da Vinci NPU is also used for machine learning numbers. This chip was featured on the Mate 30 series, and it seems that Huawei upped the ante.
A reliable source claims that the world-famous company is working on a new chip which is known as Kirin 1000. A 5nm manufacturing process will be used, and it is expected that it will be available in 2020. Read below to learn more about the future of the upcoming chip.
Advanced EUV technology
In the past it was thought that a 5nm process could hamper Moore’s law as the quantum tunneling effect tends to take place in a small space. However, it seems that the issue can be bypassed by using Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography.
A new Cortex architecture
It even though that Kirin 1000 will use a Cortex A77 architecture developed by ARM. The new architecture should provide a power boost while also limiting energy consumption.
The Mali G77 GPU developed by the ARM would be a perfect match for the A77 architecture of the chip. Huawei has opted for Mali GPUs in the past and there is no reason to choose a different solution now. A 40% performance increase makes the Mali G77 considerably faster in comparison to the G76.
Huawei Mate 40 could be announced towards the end of 2020, as Huawei plans to unveil the Kirin 1000 chip in advance. Samsung is also hard at work on 5nm chipsets which should, within the same timeframe.
The Huawei Mate 30 has been a hit among reviewers and customers, enjoying strong sales despite the fact that the company has faced some rough times in the USA.