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2017 iPads Launch Could Be Delayed Due to Low 10nm Yields from TSMC

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2017 iPads Launch Could Be Delayed Due to Low 10nm Yields from TSMC

Industry newsletter DigiTimes said Friday that Taiwan Semiconductor Production Corporate (TSMC) has won orders to kick off quantity manufacturing of Apple-designed A10X Fusion chips for the following iPad. On the other hand, unsatisfactory yields for TSMC’s 10-nanometer procedure generation may just disrupt deliberate March 2017 release of the following iPad collection.

TSMC reportedly may also manufacture Apple’s A11 chips to be used within the iPhone 8 with quantity manufacturing scheduled to kick off in the second one quarter of 2017, the resources stated.

Apparently, if Apple does finally end up the use of the 10nm A10X chip inside of its upcoming iPads, it will be the first time the corporate ended up the use of a more recent mode on its A-series chips within the iPad than at the iPhone. The A10X chip that can be used within the upcoming iPads will have to be extra tough than the A10 chip Apple recently makes use of within the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And because they're going to be according to the 10nm fabrication procedure, they will have to be extra energy environment friendly as smartly.

The document additionally states that TSMC has secured that majority of orders from Apple for its A11 chip that can be used within the iPhone 8. The chip is predicted to move into mass fabrication in the second one part of the yr.


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