It seems that this is not all bad news with the news related to the shortage of chips for 2021 and 2022. After more than a year of pandemic where the sales of technological devices have increased leading to a global shortage of chips, it seems that some companies have of course who should not be left out of receiving the necessary supply. That is why TSMC the manufacturer has prioritized and Apple is one of the lucky ones listed as a priority.
TSMC is preparing to prioritize chip orders from Apple and automakers in the third quarter. The global chip shortage continues to plague vehicle and electronic device manufacturing. Semiconductor shortages have affected the production of many industries, although the automotive industry has been one of the hardest hit. Automakers had been pressuring the Biden administration to require chipmakers to dedicate some of the production for their exclusive use. However, no formal bill has been signed on that front.
The report released by DigiTimes states that Apple’s chip orders are receiving primary attention from the manufacturer TSMC, followed by orders from PC and server manufacturers. TSMC is Apple’s exclusive manufacturer of the A-series chips used in iPhones and iPads, as well as the M-series chips used in Macs with Apple Silicon.
It seems that Apple will be able to successfully increase production of the iPhone 13 and the new Macs. This fulfills the claim of Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said that the company was struggling to source large numbers of chips from “legacy nodes,” essentially suggesting that Apple’s premium SoC chip orders with TSMC are not being sold. will be significantly affected.