Apple Signs TSMC For 16nm and 10nm Nodes
According to DigiTimes, Apple has signed up TSMC for the finfet nodes – 16nm and 10nm – which succeed the 20nm planar process.
DigiTimes says that TSMC will have enough capacity to run 50,000 20nm wafers a month in Q1 2014 and that volume production of Apple processors on 20nm will start in December.
TSMC has stated that 16nm production will start one year after 20nm planar – and 20nm planar started risk production in Q1 2013.
Next month, small-scale production of Apple processors will start at TSMC.
It looks as though Apple has managed to resist the blandishments of Intel’s foundry services.Tags: digitimes, risk production, signs, volume production, wafers