Analyst: Apple to use TSMC’s new 16nm FinFET process for ‘breakthrough’ product

“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.]

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      1. The tech press is a bunch of tools.

        The endless need to publish, be timely, beat everyone to the punch, whore your hits, never retract, never say you’re wrong, pile-on, repost because it’s “trending”, is so far from journalism is laughable. The only sadder thing is that it has involved all of journalism and not just the tech sector.

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  2. The key word in this article is DigiTimes. This means any further thought regarding the contents of the article is a waste of time. I wish MDN would stop pointing out these DigiTimes posts.

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