Sunday, September 15, 2013

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to supply A8 chips for Apple's future phones

Apple to severe its relationship with Samsung:

http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/04/10/apple-severs-more-ties-with-samsung-taps-new-partner-to-build-its-upcoming-a7-processors/

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company(TSMC) to supply chips to Apple on a 3-year agreement. TSMC is listed on NYSE.

Apple Chipset lineup according to a Digitime article:

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130624PD207.html


A8  20-nanometer design rule-->2014
A9  16-nanometer design rule-->2015
A9X 10-nanometer desgin rule-->2015

The 20-nanometer node and its features appears on TSMC's site here:

http://www.tsmc.com/english/dedicatedFoundry/technology/20nm.htm

But (Hodentek wonders ?) getting from 20 to 16 and 10-NM will not be easy within a year. 

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