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There is definitely a cost factor involved. Those little chips are intended for sale at very low prices. The latest, cutting-edge processor designs are very, very expensive in part because of the cost to fabricate devices with the latest equipment. That does not make very much sense if you want to sell a low-cost device. I remember when I worked on some systems used to make PICs they used rather old technology, being fabbed on 4 and 5-inch wafers when we had recently installed systems at Intel, TSMC, and Samsung that used 12-inch wafers. FWIW, most of our systems were for 6 and 8-inch wafers. The three companies listed above were the only ones that used 12s that we worked with out of over three hundred companies.

I think the real answer to your question is they don't use the latest technology because they do not need to.
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