“The Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries team reportedly has landed orders for its 14nm FinFET process from Qualcomm and Apple, with related foundry services to begin in early 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan,” Josephine Lien and Steve Shen report for DigiTmes.
“The 14nm products will be rolled out from Samsung’s Fab 8 in New York, said the sources, adding that Fab 8 will have an installed capacity of 60,000 wafers a month for the 14nm process,” Lien and Shen report. “It remains uncertain as how Apple would distribute its A9 processor orders to related foundry houses since Intel is also a potential contender for the orders, the sources noted.
Lien and Shen report, “Meanwhile, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will also exert efforts to retain Apple’s orders, including the A9 orders, by advancing into 16nm FinFET processes, noted the sources, adding that TSMC also plans to roll out a 16nm FinFET Turbo process tailored to Apple’s requirements.”
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