“We have to assume that [M3-series] tape out costs alone for the three [SoCs] has to be close to $1 billion,” Goldberg wrote. “Very few companies can afford this large an undertaking.”
At Monday’s “Scary Fast” event, Apple announced M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. They’re the first personal computer chips built using the 3-nanometer process technology, allowing more transistors to be packed into a smaller space and improving speed and efficiency.
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