Peter Clarke, EETimes
9/14/2015 01:08 PM EDT
LONDON — TSMC will make all of the microprocessors for the iPhone 7 that is due to debut in 2016 using its 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, according to a Chinese language report.
Taiwan's Commercial Times referenced unnamed people in Apple's supply chain as sources for the story.
This would represent a rejection for Samsung and Globalfoundries – its partner in 14nm FinFET manufacturing. Samsung is thought to have a 50 percent share of production of the current processor, the A9 which is shipping in the recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It would also be a bounce back into Apple's favor for TSMC.
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