(Provides Apple’s response)
Sept 14 (Reuters) – Apple Inc is planning to make use of an up to date model of Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC’s newest chip producing know-how in iPhones and Macbooks subsequent 12 months, the Nikkei Asia newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The A17 cellular processor, which is presently below growth, might be mass-produced utilizing TSMC’s N3E chipmaking tech, anticipated to be accessible within the second half of subsequent 12 months, the report mentioned, citing individuals accustomed to the matter. (https://s.nikkei.com/3eMNG6i)
The A17 might be used within the premium entry within the iPhone lineup slated for launch in 2023, it added.
Apple declined to remark, whereas TSMC didn’t instantly reply to Reuters request for a remark.
The present iPhone mannequin has an A15 processor chip and within the current Apple launch occasion, the corporate mentioned iPhone 14 Professional fashions will even have the identical.
The chipmaker controls about 54% of the worldwide marketplace for contractually produced chips, supplying companies together with Apple and Qualcomm Inc. (Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Rashmi Aich)
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