TSMC reportedly gearing up for mass production of Apple ‘A6’ processors

“We heard back in March that Apple might have been considering giving its chip making contract to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC),” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac. “Reuters and Taiwan Economic News later followed-up, claiming TSMC had already begun test runs of Apple’s A6 processor.”

“Per both stories, the A6 chip will be manufactured on TSMC’s 28-nanometer process and is coming in the second quarter of 2012, conveniently matching the expected iPad 3 arrival,” Zibreg reports. “DigiTimes this morning quoted TSMC’s head or research and development Shang-yi Chiang who confirms his company is gearing up for mass manufacturing of 28-nanometer chips.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Intel now is ramping up for 22nm chips with that 3D transistor technology. It’s a pity that these two teams can’t team up and build the technologies together in one chip.

      1. next year, as in 2015.

        Shame Apple won’t go to Intel about this, Intel would say yes to making the chips.
        (they said reluctantly ‘yes’ in one of their latest comments on this topic)

        Shame everybody has to do their own thing, ARM’s low power design + Intel’s 3D/22nm process would take the world by storm.

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