Apple A6 CPU Already In Trial Production At TSMC

Posted: Aug 12 2011, 8:57am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

Apple A6 CPU already in Trial Production at TSMC

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Another report confirms that TSMC is making the Apple A6 CPU. iDevices powered by the new Apple A6 CPU are expected to ship in Q2 of 2012.

In July we already carried a report that TSMC has started the trail production of the new Apple A6 CPU. The current Apple A5 CPU is made by Samsung. Today the Taiwan Economic News reports (via 9to5Mac) the same with more details. TSMC is using its newest 28nm process and 3D stacking technology to make the Apple A6 CPU.

The full production of the A6 CPU is planned for Q1 of 2012. The first iPad and iPhones powered by the A6 are expected for Q2 2012.

TSMC has now the capacity to actually produce enough CPUs for Apple. This might push Samsung out of Apple CPU production. It could though also be the case that Samsung will also make A6 CPUs. Apple has for several of the components used in iPads and iPhones several manufacturers.

It is a wise thing to do as the recent report about LG's quality problems with manufacturing iPad displays shows.

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