TSMC to get majority of Apple A9 business
Published in Processors


16nm process might be a better choice than Samsung’s 14nm

TSMC is reportedly getting the majority of Apple A9 orders, which would be a big coup for the company. 

TMSC to invest $16 billion in advanced chip factory
Published in Processors


To boost 16nm FinFet and beyond 

Reuters carried a rather interesting announcement about TSMC, the maker of most SoCs and GPUs we care about.

TMSC eying Apple for 16nm chips
Published in Mobiles


Apple A9 or A10 we wonder

It looks like 2015 iPhones will be getting 14nm SoC chips manufactured by Samsung and GlobalFoundries.



First designs tape out in late 2015

We don't expect to see them in 2015



Late Q2 or early Q3



16nm FinFET big.LITTLE design



50,000 wafers a month in Q2

Apple might be the first big customer



Volume production in Q1 2015