Chip manufacturer TSMC is the largest contract manufacturer in the world and it’s going to prioritize Apple and car manufacturers in its Q3 production schedule. That’s what a new report from Digitimes states about Apple’s main chip manufacturer.
As global shortages of silicon chips continue, TSMC is ensuring Apple’s A-series chip production is going to be a priority, which means that the iPhone 13 series
should be on schedule for a September/October release.
TSMC also produces Apple’s M-series chips, and they will be a priority as well. Previously, Apple stated that the chip shortage limits the production of the new iPad Pro
and the MacBook series.This decision of TSMC to prioritize Apple gives the company much-needed peace of mind regarding its future releases. The iPhone 13 phones are expected to come with Apple’s new A15 processor, as well as a smaller notch and bigger batteries
The downside to this is that smaller phone brands will suffer the most. During the chip shortage, they have often been unable to secure the needed quantities of the goods, which are reserved for bigger orders from bigger brands. But even tech giants like Samsung have been struggling, with recent reports stating that the Galaxy S21 FE could be delayed due to the slower production of processors.
Car manufacturers, just like Apple, should be happy with the Taiwanese chip manufacturer. As you are aware, nowadays the automotive industry also relies heavily on silicon chips, especially with new car technologies like self-driving and digital dashboards taking over the market. The shortage of chips slows down car production all over the world. Some car manufacturers have even had to stop production for brief periods of time in their plants because of the silicon crisis. This of course means that millions of dollars are lost by the companies with every pause in production.
Now, US automotive brands are going as far as pushing US president Joe Biden’s administration to secure chips specifically for car production, but no bill by the government has been issued yet.