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TSMC preps Apple's next-gen 20nm A7 processor, might land in next year's iPad first

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:41

The foundry is prepped to "tape out" the new A7 chip on none other but the bleeding edge 20nm process, and the silicon is allegedly going to be ready for mass production for Apple's gadgets in Q1 of 2014, meaning we'd likely see it in a killer iPad first. Given that currently even the most advanced chips are done with 28nm, the A7 should sport quite an advantageous power consumption/performance ratio in comparison when it lands...

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:46

1. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Next year?

How about this year?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:50 1

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Close to be impossible, they barely succeded in having a good amount of 28nm production this year

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:01 1

3. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)

Coming soon, on the iPad 74.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:18 5

4. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)

iOS is the problem, not the hardware

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:10

5. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

lets wait and watch

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