TSMC wins the tug of war Intel and is shaping up to be the leading supplier of chips for future iPhone

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), is the provider of chips "A10 Fusion" included in the iPhone 7 , the Cupertino company and this time is news because has confirmed that mass production of chips ten nanometers to customers will start later this year. And that's not all, as it also is in full research and development of production processes five nanometers

In full career silicon (the main component for the manufacture of chips), TSMC is taking him ahead of Intel in the mobile market, as the CEO of the Taiwanese company, Mark Liu, has reported that the firm is in full investigation and development with respect to a new advanced process technology five nanometers.

The company will also start producing test chips for the construction of seven nanometers, on a smaller scale in the first quarter of 2017. Recently it has begun work on five nanometer chips and assigned between 300 and 400 engineers to develop technology three nanometers.

In addition, the company is currently investigating a two nanometers.

The budget for research and development of TSMC substantially increased $ 690 million in 2009 to $ 2.1 billion in 2015 and the 2016, has been allocated $ 10 billion for capital expenditures.

TSMC has built with Samsung A9 chip and is producing only the last A10 Fusion chip for the iPhone 7 in its 16-nanometer process. It is also believed that the Taiwanese company has won a contract to build chips 'A11' for iPhones 2017.

Given this, TSMC has emerged as the leading supplier of chips for future generations of smartphones of the Cupertino company.
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