Jan 4, 2018

Apple Selected TSMC As Its Exclusive Supplier Of A12 Processors For The New iPhone Models

According to DigiTimes, Apple has selected TSMC as its exclusive supplier A12 processors for a trio of new iPhone models. TSMC wins the competition with Samsung's 7nm process chip in 2018 because the company is already able to secure more than 40 customers needs for all sort of chips.

The report, citing unnamed sources in Apple's supply chain, claims the A12 chip will be manufactured based on an improved 7nm process, it should pave the way for the type of performance improvements we see in new iPhones each year. The chipmaker is already the exclusive supplier of A11 Bionic chips and A10 Fusion Chip.


Samsung, which has been attempting to win back orders from Apple for around two years, still can not make that happen. Both Samsung and TSMC supplied Apple with A9 chips for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE, but Apple has relied upon TSMC as its sole supplier for newer devices.

Both Apple and Qualcomm are TSMC customers. Moreover, the Taiwanese manufacturer's in-house InFO wafer-level packaging is said to make its 7nm FinFET technology even more competitive than Samsung's.

Via MacRumors, Image Credit www.fonow.com

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