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"TSMC on track to Produce Apple's 2014 20nm A8 Processor"

"..three-year agreement with Apple to supply foundry services for the next A-series chips built using 20nm, 16nm and 10nm process nodes."

" ..to complete installing a batch of new 20nm fab equipment, which is capable of processing 50,000 wafers, in the first quarter of 2014. "

".. aggressively ahead of schedule."

".. stepped up its purchases of manufacturing equipment .."

".. equipment for TSMC's 16nm HKMG process have kicked off .."

".. 16nm FinFETs in about one year .."

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Edited by fateswarm - 9/26/13 at 6:15pm
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I mainly care about AMD and NVIDIA GPUs to be honest.

Those are on TSMC lately.
Edited by fateswarm - 9/27/13 at 6:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fateswarm View Post

TSMC on track to Produce Apple's 2014 20nm A8 Processor

""..three-year agreement with Apple to supply foundry services for the next A-series chips built using 20nm, 16nm and 10nm process nodes.""

" ..to complete installing a batch of new 20nm fab equipment, which is capable of processing 50,000 wafers, in the first quarter of 2014. "

".. aggressively ahead of schedule."

Source



If I understand it correctly the production facility won't be in place until Q1, so I guess mass production won't be ready until Q2? If that is the case we will be looking at quite a busy Q3 for TSMC: Apple/Android OEM demand for Phone SOC + Maxwell/AMD competitor+ next gen APU.
Edited by sherlock - 9/26/13 at 6:08pm
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They're going to complete installing 20nm manufacturing equipment in early 2014? So by the time products actually come out in volume it's going to be like mid-late 2014?
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you have to put the name of the place you sourced it from in the title of the thread [pa]
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you have to put the name of the place you sourced it from in the title of the thread [pa]

Fixed.
Edited by fateswarm - 9/26/13 at 6:14pm
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Quote:
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I mainly care about AMD and NVIDIA GPUs to be honest.

PS. I accidentally hit submit before the source tag. Reported.

You know you can edit the title yourself now, 'cause I just told you.

You gotta find that edit thread button, the edit post button does nothing.

Edit: It should be beside the search thread and perferences button
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You know you can edit the title yourself now, 'cause I just told you.

You gotta find that edit thread button, the edit post button does nothing.

Easy to miss when there is a 'full editor' and it still doesn't let it on, +rep.

Oh Yiss, title editing..
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OP updated to more accurately reflect the gravity of the situation. These news are pretty important and we get them very scarcely, though they seem consistent with the "early 2014", only this 16nm bit seems more original.
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On a related note, is there any chance of GlobalFoundries providing 20nm at this time?
    
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