Apple's latest custom processor for its mobile devices, the A7, will reportedly be taped out this month by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing in preparation for initial production this spring, DigiTimes reports, citing industry sources. The chip is expected to go into volume production in the first quarter of 2014, those sources say. TSMC declined to comment on the report. Sources familiar with TSMC's plans told CNET that the foundry will fabricate the A7 with a 20-nanometer process.
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