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Subject:  22nm Date:  9/18/2013  1:22 AM
Author:  0gre Number:  54547 of 54663

Interesting bit of commentary on Apple's new 64 bit offering.

It appears that to get 1 billion transistors on a 102 sq. mm chip would require something much better than the 28nm processes available at either TSMC (TSM) or Samsung. Some are speculating that the A7 is being built by TSMC on a 20 nm planar process. That would be all well and fine except that TSMC claims that its 20nm process will not be ready for volume production until early 2014.
In a nutshell, he's suggesting that Apple's newest CPU is being made by someone capable of producing chips with a 22nm process.

I will leave it for you to come to your own conclusions, but if there is another semiconductor manufacturer that is capable of the A7 volume at anything close to 22nm, Intel and I are in deep yogurt.
So is Intel making the A7? If not, who is?
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