Oct 12, 2018

TSMC Continue To Be Apple's Exclusive Supplier, Will Produce A13 Chip Next Year

According to the Taiwan publication Digitimes", the supply chain confirmed that in 2019, Apple's A13 chip will be produced by TSMC. In the first half of 2018, TSMC's global foundry market share reached 56%, so the industry assumes that TSMC's market share is expected to grab up to 60% next year, ahead of any other chipmakers.


TSMC took the lead in entering the 7-nanometer era in April 2018 and is the first chip foundry to truly mass-produce 7-nanometer EUV processes. With the A12 Bionic chip, however, we were able to see that the iPhone XS performed pretty well in speed tests, and saw a huge improvement over the performance when it matches to the A11 Bionic chip.
TSMC grabbed a 56% share of the global pure-play foundry market in the first half of 2018. With TSMC set to remain Apple's exclusive supplier of A-series chips in 2019, the Taiwan-based foundry stands a good chance of seeing its global market share top 60% next year, the sources said.
TSMC is also on the right track to produce A12X chip for the upcoming iPad Pros, it's likely even faster than the current A12 on the iPhone XS. It's reported that Samsung also announced will start producing 7nm chips from next year, however, Apple apparently will not give A13 orders to their biggest smartphone rival, but will continue providing OLED screens.

Image Via HEXUS.net

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