“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has recently begun to tape out the design for Apple’s A11 processor built on a 10nm FinFET process, according to industry sources,” Julian Ho and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes..
“TSMC is expected to achieve certification on its 10nm process in the fourth quarter of 2016, and deliver product samples to the customer for validation in the first quarter of 2017, the sources continued,” Ho and Shen report. “TSMC could begin small-volume production for Apple’s A11 chips as early as the second quarter of 2017, the sources indicated.
Ho and Shen report, “The A11-series processor will power the iPhone models slated for launch in the second half of 2017.”
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