The Taiwan-based firm has started producing chips for the iPhone 6.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has reportedly started manufacturing A8 chips, which could power the next model of the Apple iPhone.
According to Taipei-based Commercial Times, the Taiwan based micro chip manufacturer started taking orders to supply logic and power management integrated chips that would be installedd on Apple’s handset last month.
The paper said the integrated chips will be used in iPhone 6 devices which are expected to hit the store in third quarter of this year with a larger 4.7-inch screen.
The reports added to speculation that the iPhone maker is preparing to offload its rival Samsung as the main component supplier.
Another Taipei-based website TechNews reported that TSMC could become the sole manufacturer of the A8 chips.
According to reports, the upcoming smartphone could feature an improved camera compare to the iPhone 5S.