Taiwan Semiconductor Manifacturing Company (TSMC) should take care of the production of the chip A13, the processor of future iPhoneApple, which will be released at the end of 2019. The chip will succeed the A12 Bionic, currently used in the iPhone XS and XR.
This is the website Digitimes, specializing in news from digital manufacturers, which tells us the news. TSMC, already partner of the apple brand for several years, confirmed this information by indicating that it is the sole processor supplier of the Cupertino company. According to various rumors, Samsung would have liked to replace TSMC, in order to make money on each iPhone sold (200 million annual sales, all the same). The South Korean brand will therefore have to resign itself this time.
Production of the A13 processor is expected to start in the second quarter of 2019. The A13, like the A12, would be engraved in 7nm. The A11 Bionic, which theiPhone 8 and theiPhone X, was engraved in 10 nm.
If it is the only processor supplier of the Californian brand, TSMC does not expect an exceptional year in terms of revenue. A forecast that is undoubtedly based on the latest quarterly figures released by Apple, which were relatively weak compared to the successive increases in profits to which he was accustomed.