TSMC to remain as sole supplier for Apple's A13 chips

Ro, 11 February 2019

A report from inside sources surfaced claiming that TSMC will remain Apple's sole supplier of chips for this year's iPhones. Last year, TSMC made all of Apple's A12 Bionic chips and we expect the same for the 2019 iPhones too.

The new A13 chip will remain on the 7nm node but with enhanced EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet lithography). Production should kick off in the second quarter of 2019 if all goes to plan.

TSMC's CEO said that 25% of the company's revenue comes from the 7nm foundries and will probably continue to grow because of the increased demand in the HPC and automotive sectors. Despite that, the CEO expects modest growth in 2019 due to the lower smartphone demand in general.

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I was reminded of the whole ChipGate fiasco of 2015...

  • Anonymous

They dont do well in antutu. And it wont reach 500k since it most likely is going to be inferior to a12x(unless apple goes nuts and makes it just as powerful as a12x)

I also thought the same when I saw single core score of exynos but after watching that tests by @GarryExplains on youtube it changed my perspective completely about Exynos processor. Exynos was way slower than SD 845. Test device was Note9 in both va...