It appears that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) is set to be the next factory to deal with the production of Apple’s A8 processors in 2014, according TechNews Taiwan [via G 4 Games].
The production was initially divided, with TSMC required to provide 70 % of the production, while Samsung would have been responsible for 30 %.
The Korean company reportedly did not succeed to meet Apple’s demands for the 20 nm manufacturing process.
The report adds that TSMC has already started production of next-generation processor.
The site also writes that Cupertino could begin production of A9 with TSMC’s16 nm process and then rely on Samsung’s 14 nm process when they could meet demand.