Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
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