FUD Zilla spreads news that TSMC plans to churn out its first 16nm commercial wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Production will slowly ramp up to about 50,000 wafers a month in Q2 2015. The foundry is also getting ready to move to 10nm production, this process is expected to be introduced sometime in 2016.
The new FinFET process will be utilised for ARM SoCs. We still don’t have much information on 16nm GPUs. It is rumoured that Apple is one of TSMC’s major 16nm clients, possibly even the biggest client. However, there is also a possibility that Samsung will take over part of Apple’s business in late 2016, using the company’s 14nm node.