Press agency Bloomberg reports on the basis of sources that the Taiwan chip maker TSMC has begun mass production of the next generation of socics that will be released in iPhones to be released later this year.
Apple’s current socs, such as the A11 Bionic from the iPhone X and the A10X that is included in iPad Pro models, for example are made by TSMC on a 10nm process. The A10 for the iPhone 7 was manufactured on the 14-16nm processes of Samsung and TSMC.
On Wednesday, Samsung announced that it will be ready in the second half of this year for production of its 7LPP process for chips, where LPP stands for low power plus. Production should actually start in the first half of 2019. The Korean company began mass production of the second generation 10nm chips at the end of November last year. Among others, the Qualcomms Snapdragon 845 and the Exynos-9810-soc are made according to this process.