TSMC Has Begun Ramping Up Production of A8 Processors And is Likely to Make the A9 CPUs in 2015

According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple is expected to become the largest client for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The Taiwan-based foundry house is reportedly in the process of ramping up production of A8 processors for the next-generation iOS devices and is likely to receive an order from Apple to produce the A9 CPUs in 2015.

According to the report:

[su_quote]Although TSMC appears to have lost Qualcomm’s 14nm chip orders to Samsung Electronics, TSMC will win Apple’s A9 processor orders with its 16nm process, explained the sources.

TSMC’s 16nm FinFET and 16nm FinFET Plus processes are expected to enter volume production in the second half of 2015, said the sources.

A Digitimes earlier report indicated that TSMC will snap up Apple’s A9 processor orders with its 16nm FinFET Plus node.

The 16nm processes combined with the 20nm process will serve as TSMC’s growth drivers over the next three years, TSMC has said.[/su_quote]

Posted by | Posted at July 24, 2014 08:51 |
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