TSMC Begins ‘A11’ Chip Production for ‘iPhone 8’ Says Report

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained orders for its 10nm process from Apple, and subsequently has started production of the next-generation chip for ‘iPhone 8’, which many suspect will be the ‘A11’, reports Digitimes.

Unnamed sources note production issues related to “stacking components in the backend integrated fan-out packaging process” have been solved and no longer are issues.

Last year, it was reported TSMC had won an exclusive contract to produce A11 processors for Apple, while back in March, Digitimes similarly claimed TSMC would be producing A11 chips, expected to number over 100 million by the end of year, with orders reaching 50 million by July.

Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPhone later this fall, which is said to have an edge-to-edge OLED display, with integrated Touch ID, plus rear-stacking vertical cameras on the back.