“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly landed CPU orders for Apple’s upcoming next-generation iPad expected to be released in early 2015, according to sources familiar with the matter,” Josephine Lien and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“TSMC will continue to make the new CPUs for the new iPad on a 20nm process as it did currently for the A8 processors, said the sources, adding that the new CPU is tentatively codenamed A8X,” Lien and Shen report. “The SoC of the A8X will be larger than that of A8’s, which could pose a challenge to TSMC in terms of yield rates, the sources commented.”
“Meanwhile, TSMC is also producing a number of peripheral chips for the iPhone 6 devices,” Lien and Shen report, “including Dialog’s power management (PWM) ICs, Qualcomm’s 4G baseband chips, Synaptics’ LCD driver ICs, InvenSense’s 6-axis gyroscopes, and AuthenTec’s fingerprint sensors.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]