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2018 iPad Pro Models Could Have Very Fast Octa-Core A11X Bionic Chip

Wednesday November 15, 2017 5:52 am PST by
Apple's next-generation iPad Pro models released in 2018 will feature octa-core processors, based on Taiwanese supplier TSMC's improved 7nm manufacturing process, according to Chinese website MyDrivers. iPad Pro with slim bezels and no Home button rendered by Benjamin Geskin The report, citing sources within Apple's supply chain, claims the eight cores in the tentatively named A11X Bionic...

Apple Started Developing A11 Bionic Chip When A8 Chip Was Released Three Years Ago

Friday September 15, 2017 8:13 am PDT by
Shortly after Apple's iPhone X event this week, the company's silicon chief Johny Srouji and marketing chief Phil Schiller sat down for an interview about its new A11 Bionic chip with Mashable's editor-at-large Lance Ulanoff. One interesting tidbit mentioned was that Apple began exploring and developing the core technologies in the A11 chip at least three years ago, when the iPhone 6 and...

A11 Chip's 6-Core Architecture Highlights Apple's Continuing Push Into Heterogeneous Computing

Monday September 11, 2017 10:00 pm PDT by
In the recent leak of information from Apple, a device tree shared by Steven Troughton-Smith and containing information specific to the iPhone X was used to glean CPU code names, presence of an OLED display, and information on many other things. Contained within that information were also specific details regarding the architecture behind Apple's new CPU cores, dubbed "Mistral" and "Monsoon."...

Huawei Unveils AI Mobile Chipset Said to Rival A11 Processor in Upcoming iPhones

Sunday September 3, 2017 5:55 am PDT by
On Saturday, Chinese mobile maker Huawei unveiled its first artificial intelligence smartphone chipset, which it hopes will lure customers away from Apple's upcoming range of new iPhones and towards the Asian company's "most powerful handset yet", the Mate 10, which is set to debut next month (via Nikkei Asian Review). Huawei touted the Kirin 970 AI mobile chipset's built-in "neural...

iPhone 7s Plus Bare Logic Board Surfaces With A11 Chip and Intel Modem Markings

Thursday August 24, 2017 9:11 am PDT by
Benjamin Geskin‏ today shared a photo of what appears to be four bare logic boards that are likely for the so-called iPhone 7s Plus. Alleged logic board likely for iPhone 7s Plus via Benjamin Geskin We know the logic board is likely for the iPhone 7s Plus because the placement of the screw holes is consistent with the iPhone 7 Plus logic board, while the top narrow portion is wider than the iP...

Blurry Images Allegedly Depict A11 Processor Set to Power 'iPhone 8'

Friday August 18, 2017 5:12 am PDT by
Images purporting to show the A11 series chip that will power the upcoming "iPhone 8" emerged online today, suggesting that Apple's processor is already making its way through iPhone assembly plants. All iPhone models coming in the fall are expected to use the A11 chip, including the iterative "S" cycle upgrades to Apple's existing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones. The processor relies on a new...

TSMC Begins Production of A11 Processor After Initial Manufacturing Issues Resolved

Thursday May 11, 2017 4:10 am PDT by
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has commenced production of Apple's A11 processor, according to a new report by DigiTimes. The chip is expected to power the company's redesigned OLED "iPhone 8", scheduled to launch in the fall. TSMC is the sole supplier of A11 chips, which could also make their way into the upgraded "S" cycle models of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and potentially...

TSMC to Begin Production of 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 7s' A11 Chip in April

Monday March 27, 2017 5:33 am PDT by
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will begin volume production on Apple's A11 chip in April, with a production capacity of 50 million units of the chip aimed to be completed before July. The A11 chip is slated to power the new iPhone lineup launching later in 2017, including what is believed to be iterative "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" updates, along with the specced-out "iPhone 8." ...

Share Prices Surge for iPhone Chip Maker TSMC Following Record Profits

Tuesday November 8, 2016 1:29 am PST by
Shares in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have climbed to their highest level on record, bucking a global slowdown in the smartphone market. Bloomberg reports that TSMC's profits are attracting investors as demand for Apple's new iPhones fuels orders for its A10 processor on the back of a broader rally in technology companies over this year. The world’s largest...

TSMC to Be Sole Supplier of A11 Chip for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Monday July 18, 2016 3:06 am PDT by
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly secured exclusive orders for the A11 processor expected to power Apple's 2017 "iPhone 8". According to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), the Taiwan-based foundry will be the sole supplier of Apple's next-generation A11 chip, which will be built on a 10nm FinFET process. TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu announced at the...

TSMC Reportedly Completing Designs for 10-nm A11 Chip With Early 2017 Availability

Friday May 6, 2016 1:36 am PDT by
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun to "tape out" the design for Apple's A11 processor built on a 10nm FinFET process, according to industry sources (via DigiTimes). Taping out refers to the initial design of the chip having been completed for creation of the masks that will be used to print the actual chips, although further tweaks are likely as test production is carried ...