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  • wallisweaver wallisweaver Feb 16, 2013 1:02 AM Flag

    Apple Faces Manufacturing/Fabrication Delays

    [Apple wanted to bring out the iPhone 6 in October of this year but will not make that date due to unknowns at TSMC regarding their 20nm production. It will therefore be sometime in 2014 or possibly further out if the ramps and yields do not go as planned. The continuous delays and problems with ARM fabrication clearly allow Intel a huge market opportunity to fill this void. Intel expects to have volume production of 14nm at the end of this year with huge capacity. Intel even while bringing out the revolutionary FinFET technology has not experienced the ramping and yield problems that have plagued the ARM camp...]

    "Apple will shift its chip making process from 32 nanometer to 20 nanometer process in order to add about four to eight cores.

    "While TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) is targeting a 2014 ramp in its 20nm production we think that issues like double patterning could make it a more complicated transition than the 28nm ramp, which had its own substantial ramp and yield issues," Misek added.

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