“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to start making an integrated AP/GPU solution for Apple, using 20nm SoC process technology, according to Digitimes Research analyst Nobunaga Chai,” Jessie Shen reports for DigiTimes.

“In addition, Chai noted that though TSMC with its 20nm SoC process will most likely secure its first chip orders from Apple, the foundry’s 16nm FinFET process will play a key role in Apple’s ‘breakthrough’ product,” Shen reports. “TSMC’s 20nm SoC process should be able to enter mass production between fourth-quarter 2013 and first-quarter 2014, followed by a newer 16nm FinFET node in less than one year, Chai said.”

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[Attribution: Patently Apple. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]