TSMC is already the exclusive manufacturer of Apple's A10 chip which will power the upcoming iPhone series slated for launch in September 2016. The Taiwan-based foundry will continue to be the sole supplier of Apple's next-generation A11 processor that will be built on a 10nm FinFET process, the report indicated, without citing its sources.
A May report quoted industry sources as saying TSMC had begun to tape out the design for Apple's A11 processor. TSMC could begin small-volume production for the A11 chips as early as the second quarter of 2017, the sources were quoted as saying in the report.
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