A month after the launch of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, new details have been revealed about the A13 processor of 2019. A DigiTimes publication indicates that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will once again be responsible for providing the A13 chips of the iPhone 11 (XI).
TSMC has already been the only supplier of the Apple A12 processors of the new iPhone XR, XS and XS Max this year. In addition, the manufacturing company has been providing its processors exclusively to Apple since 2016. This has allowed the company to capture a 56% market share in the first half of 2018. If the information is correct, if TSMC continues Being the supplier in 2019, its market share would increase to 60% by the end of next year.
TSMC will re-manufacture Apple processors in 2019
According to the sources, TSMC integrated advanced InFO technology into the processors developed in its facilities that have helped it to make its 7-nanometer manufacturing process much more competitive than that of its rivals. In fact, TSMC is expected to be the first supplier company to use the 7-nanometer ultraviolet lithography (EUV) process on its chips. Something that is extremely expensive and complex, but that in the end will simplify the process of manufacturing processors.
"TSMC is also ahead of Samsung in the 7-nanometer business as Koreans have requested orders only from Qualcomm and its mobile division."
In addition, TSMC will have far fewer competitors during the next sub-10 nanometer process. So, the company will once again be the only provider of A13 chips when Apple releases its new iPhone 11 (XI) in 2019.