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TSMC said to start 5nm chip production for Apple in Q2

By Cookie Monster - on 3 Jan 2020, 1:00am

TSMC said to start 5nm chip production for Apple in Q2

TSMC is likely going to be the exclusiv supplier of 5nm chips for Apple. 

Sources told Commercial Times report that TSMC will begin volume production of chipsets using 5nm EUV process by the end of Q2. TSMC is said to have allocated as much as two-thirds of its available 5nm process capacity to make the next generation A14 chipsets for Apple.

TSMC has been working hard over the years to retain its status as Apple's sole chip supplier. In December 2016, TSMC announced plans to build a US$15.7 billion foundry to focus on the 5nm and 3nm process node. Two years later, TSMC shared its plans to invest US$25 billion in 5nm node technology

In April 2019, the company announced the delivery of the complete version of its 5nm design infrastructure within the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) which meant that it was on track on produce the 5nm chips for this year's iPhone lineup. It even shared with investors in July 2019 that it was ready to produce 5nm chips in volume in the first half of 2020.

Source: DigiTimes