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TSMC nabs deal with Apple to manufacture next-gen chips [Rumor]

Jun 24 2013, 3:26am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

TSMC nabs deal with Apple to manufacture next-gen chips [Rumor]
 
 

Taiwanese daily newspaper, Digitimes, is reporting that TSMC or the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has finalized a deal with Apple to supply 20nm, 16nm, and 10nm chips.

The deal, according to insider sources, allegedly includes TSMC's IC design service partner, Global UniChip. The three-year agreement is expected to supply Apple with the enough next-generation A-series chips that are developed using 20nm, 16nm, and 10nm processes.

DigiTimes adds that TSMC's foundry will begin manufacturing Apple's chips next month, although the supply will be limited and small. However, production is expected to ramp up come December in order to meet the target of producing the first batch of chips in the first quarter of 2014.

Interestingly, DigitTimes is also reporting that Apple's A8 processor will be used on a new iPhone that will be announced next year

Source: DigiTimes

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