Sins of the 7nm, fab delays, and 5G
Back in 2015, Intel poached Murthy Renduchintala to help the company with 5G and a forward-looking roadmap, and five years after, Intel announced that Murthy would be leaving on August 3.
Qualcomm has the 5G patent quality lead
5G has already started happening in many parts of the world. Early adopters have already started rolling out their 5G networks in 2019, while there will be a lot more traction in 2020. Years before 5G started to materialize, many companies had to come up with very smart ideas on how to make 5G possible. Some of the obvious elephants in the room a few years back were the ability to make things much faster, how to reduce latency and how to make mmWave work.
28X improvement in deep leering
It is easy to forget about the software behind the hardware that everyone gets excited about, but without drivers, OS, and general API support, there would not be any platform.
Industry contacts shared
The mobile industry is definitely outpacing the manufacturing progress of both GPUs and CPUs and this is not going to change anytime soon. Apple lead the industry with millions of 7nm A12 SoCs, Huawei and Qualcomm are joining in, while the PC industry will get them slightly later with much smaller volumes and with the help of small AMD.
Announced, but first to ship
Let's get one thing straight right from the start. Apple's iPhone Xs next generation A12 Bionic SoC has been claimed by Apple’s Phil Schiller to be the first on the market. Well, it is the third, as Qualcomm and Huawei have already announced that they sampled or in production of their 7nm Phone SoCs.