Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) would start the production of the processor A11 destined for Apple?s iPhone 8 in April, according toEconomic Daily News. The Chinese economic daily also reports that 50 million units could be delivered before July.
Three new iPhones are expected this year, namely the 7S and 7S Plus models as well as the premium phone of 2017, the iPhone 8. It is expected that the 3 terminals will ship the A11 processor. The latter will be etched in 10 nm using a FinFET process. The Asian manufacturer has used this technology since the third quarter of 2016. It has then started supplying MediaTek and HiSilicon Technologies since the beginning of the year, according to information from theEconomic Daily News.
The Chinese newspaper did not reveal any additional technical details. However, it indicates that TSMC should reach a production capacity of 100 million units before the end of the year. As with the iPhone 7 and the A10 processor, the Taiwanese manufacturer will have the exclusivity for the design of the A11. The new chip should optimize the performance of Apple phones in 2017. Among the improvements, we can mention a better autonomy, thanks in particular to engraving in 10 nm.