“Apple may be getting closer to production of its A8 processor as news from Asia points to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the main supplier,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
“Taiwan-based TechNews (via MacRumors) reported that TSMC has already started production of Apple’s next-generation A8 processor,” Crothers reports. “That report jibes with a source who CNET spoke to December. That person, who is familiar with TSMC’s plans, said that Taiwanese contract chip manufacturer had already begun making Apple’s A series processors. To date, Samsung has been the sole manufacturer of Apple’s processors.”
TechNews reports that “TSMC is the sole manufacturer of the A8 because of the success it is having with the latest 20-nanometer manufacturing process,” Crothers reports.
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Apple lining up A8 processor suppliers for Q2 – January 27, 2014