The report claims that TSMC will be shifting to a larger 12-inch fab from the current 8-inch fab, a move that should increase production efficiency.
While production is expected to start in the second quarter of this year, which puts the iPhone 6 on track for an autumn release. likely with more than one new iPhone model.
The report states that TSMC will prioritize the production of fingerprint sensors for Apple by shifting some of its orders over to its partners.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly will begin producing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
TSMC has been fabricating the fingerprint sensors for iPhone 5s at its 8-inch fabs, while outsourcing the backend services to Xintec, China Wafer Level CSP and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE).