Apple of my eye Processor

Apple of my eye Processor

Keynote event – Apple’s A11 Bionic chip.

Apple’s A11 Bionic processor is a new System on Chip (SOC) which was designed in-house. The A11 processor is Hexa-core processor built on a 10nm wafer fabrication technology with double the processing power of its A10 predecessor. Apple is the first company to launch a 64 bit architecture processor in 2013 for smart phone which has since gain industrial lead, and tech insiders would agree that their technology for smart phone processors is at least one generations ahead of industry competitors like Qualcomm. Apple has been investing heavily on its processor, with the foresight and anticipation of future smartphone or devices to be power hungry in order to support more application and advance hardware systems.
As Moore’s Law on integrated circuit is slowing down or possibly come to an end, there will be lesser room to create a faster and more energy efficient processor. However, the outlook is positive as Apple has shown its willingness to invest in a much bigger microchip (physical size) compared to its competitor as shown by their much bigger L2 cache of 8MB (compared to 3MB from the current leading android counterpart). One possible way that Apple or its competitor can improve their processor is to invest a more sophisticated processor by having an additional processor unit within the SOC, which provides specialised/targeted process power for a specific function. Similarly to Apple’s new A11 Bionic neural engine which is used specifically for artificial intelligence-related tasks like Face ID, Animoji and Siri.

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