Mark Liu, President and Co-CEO of TSMC has announced during the financial announcement of 2Q 2015 that they has begun mass production of chips developed on the manufacturing process node of 16nm FinFET. Reports confirm that these chips will bring life to Apple A9 SoCs so new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will hit the market in September.
Creation of the chips is relied upon to help raise TSMC’s incomes by up to 3 or 4 percent in 2015. This will inevitably prompt an increment in income every share this year and even in 2016 — by up to 12 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
“We believe TSMC will earn most of the A9 orders thanks to its superior yield ramp and manufacturing excellence in mass production,” said Rick Hsu and Olivia Hsu of Daiwa Securities in a statement.
“We expect TSMC to earn all of Apple’s A9X orders for the next generation iPad and most of the A9 for the next generation of iPhone, aggregating to an allocation of over 70 percent.”
Looking ahead, Mark announced that have also the early engineering samples of chips manufactured on seven nanometers arrive during the second quarter of 2017 ( Q2 2017 ). Before that happens, the company expects to show during the first quarter of 2016 its first chips to 10nm.