Apple Chip Supplier Working on New A-Series Chips

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Apple chip supplier TSMC is investing US$25 billion to produce the next A-series chips on a 5-nanometer process. No timeframe has been announced for the investment (via Reuters).

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A-Series Chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) has been the exclusive supplier of A-series chips since the A9. But competition from Samsung means that it has to constantly be innovating the preparing for the future.

Image of A-series chips A7.

Both companies have fought to be the main supplier for Apple, going so far as a lawsuit when a former TSMC employee was charged with leaking trade secrets to Samsung.

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