TSMC (TSM -0.7%) will finish taping out Apple's (AAPL +0.8%) A7 processor in March, start trial...

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TSMC (TSM -0.7%) will finish taping out Apple's (AAPL +0.8%) A7 processor in March, start trial production in May-June, and begin volume shipments in Q1 '14 (in time for an iPhone 6 and 6th-gen iPad?), reports Digitimes. The site adds the A7 will use TSMC's next-gen 20nm process. There have already been plenty of reports Apple plans to shift app processor manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC. (Apple/Intel talks)