TSMC starts production of A11 chip for upcoming iPhones and iPads



While rumors about Apple’s next iPhone 8 remain at the forefront of specialized media, the major companies involved in the component manufacturing process start the machines. In this case we have TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) with the start-up of their A11 chip production lines for the next Apple iPhone. It is curious that in this sense do not “discriminate” between an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus for these 10 manometer chips, so possibly to have three models of iPhone as rumors have been rumored to date they would carry the same processor .

In any case it is expected that by the end of this year 2017 TSMC company will be responsible for the manufacture of more than 100 million chips for the iPhone, a figure that certainly surprises and leaves us in doubt as to whether it will be able to supply Apple’s demand. We still have fresh memory with what happened with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and its processors Samsung and TSMC, something that Apple corrected last year with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus leaving as the main manufacturer TSMC.

Digitimes admit that issues with the production has been resolved:

TSMC has begun 10nm chip production for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 8 series, the sources said. Production was once affected by issues involving stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process, but they have already been solved, the sources said.

On the other hand it seems that some delays prevented TSMC to start production of these chips for the iPhone, something that we hope will not affect the production of the devices. Now with the problems solved the production of 10 nm processors for the next generation of iPhone is already underway and we just have to be patient to see the changes in performance and consumption that are achieved with these new processors for the Apple device . At first it is enough to see these processors in the iPhone but the production has to start in advance so as not to fail when the assembly lines work at 100%.

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