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Apple dumps Samsung for iPhone 7 A10 chip. Goes with TSMC

Discussion in 'Wireless News' started by viewfly, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. viewfly

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    "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reached a deal with Apple to be the only manufacturer for the iPhone 7's processor, likely called the A10, reports The Electronic Times [Google Translate]. TSMC won over Apple largely because of its 10-nanometer manufacturing process. The chip will reportedly go into full production in June.

    While TSMC's 10-nanometer process is one reason the company was awarded with a deal over rival Samsung, another likely has to do with the company's more advanced device packaging techniques, which allow for better power performance and efficiency. However, at its conference call last month, TSMC said that it was hoping to ramp up 10nm production in 2017, with a slow start to production coming in the second half of 2016. "


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    Is 10-nanometer the current state-of-the-art?
     
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    In the commercial world, yes. Intel is was still working on 10 mm in 2016.


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