Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to win all orders for 7nm A13 chips that Apple will release in 2019, according to supply chain sources.
Digitimes.com reports TSMC will remain Apple's exclusive contract chipmaker fulfilling all orders for the next-generation A13 chip in 2019. TSMC has been the exclusive supplier of Apple's A-series chips since 2016.
TSMC already holds a 56% share of the global pure-play foundry market in the first half of 2018. With TSMC set to remain Apple's exclusive supplier of A-series chips in 2019, the Taiwan-based foundry stands a good chance of seeing its global market share top 60% next year.
TSMC's 7nm process technology is also expected to obtain orders from AMD, Huawei, MediaTek, Nvidia and Qualcomm.
TSMC has developed the integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology, possibly making its 7nm process technology more competitive than its counterparts.
With Globalfoundries putting its 7nm plans on hold indefinitely, TSMC will have fewer competitors in the advanced sub-10nm process segment. TSMC is also ahead of Samsung in the 7nm foundry business as the Korea-based foundry has secured orders from only Qualcomm and its own mobile division.