TSMC ready to manufacture 16nm chips, Apple first in line


TSMC CEO Moris Chang announced at the company’s investor conference that they will start mass manufacture of 16nm chips by the end of 2013. The cutting-edge 20nm process has already started in the first quarter, which is an outstanding achievement in staying ahead of the competition. The first 16nm-made chip will have 64 bit ARM Cortex A-57 (ARM’s fastest to date) and the first company to get a taste of the new tech will likely be Apple. Future iPads, or even Macs will get the new chip.

The fastest ARM CPU’s on the market today – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 and Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa both use Cortex-A15 cores.

Source: PhoneArena