TSMC is all set to start production of A14 chip for the 2020 iPhones. The 2020 iPhones will be launched in October and TSMC seem to be Apple’s exclusive partner for iPhone SoC chip. The report by Digitimes claims that the foundry will soon start production for A14 chip.
TSMC, the company that supplies Apple’s A Series chipset has reported strong Q3 sales and a 10% increase in year-on-year revenue. The net profits grew to $3.30 billion while the revenue rose to $9.2 billion.
Apple has been named in yet another patent infringement case. This time around Global Foundries has filed a lawsuit against TSMC, the company that makes Apple’s A-Series chips. The company wants to half import of such processors and is seeking “significant damages from TSMC based on TSMC’s unlawful use of GF’s proprietary technology in its tens of billions of dollars of sales.”
A new report from Digitimes talks about Apple developing new microLED displays with TSMC, which could in-turn make its way to an augmented reality wearable as well as upcoming iterations of the Apple Watch. The displays will reportedly measure 1.4 and 0.8 inches, which should be adequate for the Apple Watch and a new AR based wearable. We have previously heard about Apple wanting to switch to microLED panels for iPhones and the Apple Watch.
Apple suppliers have started ramping production months before the phone’s scheduled unveiling, with TSMC reportedly preparing itself to start mass production of the A11 chip in April.
Apple’s A-branded chips will continue to be improved upon in 2017, as made evident in a new report.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly secured 100 percent of Apple’s A11 chip orders for next year’s iPhone 8. The company is already manufacturing all of Apple’s current A10 chips for the upcoming iPhone 7 series.
Despite a slowdown in iPhone sales, many analysts expect TSMC’s revenues to soar in the third quarter of this year thanks to the rising shipments of Apple’s A10 chip. The chip will be used by Apple inside its upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started to “tape out” the design for Apple’s A11 chipsets for 2017, according to a new report. The chips will be manufactured using a cutting-edge 10-nanometer process.