With A11 all the way to open up, the supply chain person @ mobile phone chip Daren revealed that TSMC will start production 7Nm process next year, Q2, A12 CPU for Apple production. Three sets of ASML equipment EUV TSMC is expected to be installed in the first quarter of 2018, in the 12 inch factory completed, the second quarter of next year at the end of 7Nm process, for apple production A12 CPU, which means that apple A12 CPU will be in the process based on the performance will continue to upgrade.
It is worth mentioning that, TSMC another 7Nm customer is qualcomm. This means that TSMC will not only become a A12 foundry, but also with the chip industry chiefs Qualcomm to achieve cooperation, Qualcomm chip should not be Xiaolong 845, because the chip is still using 10nm process.
In short, TSMC has been favored by apple for the last two years, which may also be due to the previous Apple looking for Samsung OEM chips, there are some small problems. In short, this is also a long time ago, but TSMC in the foundry Apple chip more and more smoothly, prove its technical strength is excellent.