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Apple reportedly to shift processor orders away from Samsung

With Intel grabbing Altera orders, can we now begin speculating about future Apple hookup?

Feb 27, 17:38

Since Intel has opened up its fabs to other fabless IC firms, the Silicon Valley giant will pose a threat to TSMC at some point when it comes to high-volume orders, including future...

TSMC with 20nm SoC most likely to secure chip orders from Apple, says Digitimes Research analyst

Jan 16, 11:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to start making an integrated AP/GPU solution for Apple, using 20nm SoC process technology, according to Digitimes Research...

TSMC shares rally on Apple chip order speculation

Jan 3, 13:59

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have rallied on reports indicating the IC foundry will likely grab orders for Apple's A-series processors earlier than...

TSMC could build new fabs anywhere, says chairman

Dec 21, 15:20

In response to rumors that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) could follow Globalfoundries in building a wafer fab in New York, TSMC chairman and CEO Morris Chang has...

Morris Chang

Apple CPU orders raise concerns over TSMC production capacity

Nov 28, 11:47

The semiconductor industry is now more concerned about how Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Company (TSMC) is going to distribute its production capacity, and what proportion of revenues...

TSMC 16nm FinFET rollout to come earlier than expected, says Digitimes Research analyst

Nov 8, 14:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to ramp up 20nm production ahead of schedule, and also put its 16nm FinFET process into production far earlier than expected,...

TSMC and Morris Chang

Samsung reportedly delays new logic fab construction

Nov 5, 21:53

Samsung Electronics is likely to put off the construction of a new logic fabrication facility dubbed Line-17, due to the possibility of losing a portion of orders for Apple's next-generation...

Apple iPhone 5 carries US$199 BOM, says IHS

Sep 19, 16:08

The new iPhone 5 carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$199 for the low-end model with 16GB of NAND flash memory, according to a preliminary virtual teardown conducted by the IHS...

Rumors circulate again about Apple mulling CPU supplier change

Sep 14, 15:11

Rumors have begun to circulate the chip industry again that Apple has been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) about the design flow of its next-generation...

TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017

Sep 5, 12:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...

TSMC executive says company to make 10nm chips on 18-inch wafers with mass production slated for 20

TSMC has no good reason to accept investment from particular clients, says Digitimes Research

Aug 30, 15:23

A recent Bloomberg report cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple and Qualcomm had been rebuffed in separate attempts to invest cash in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

ARM, TSMC team up to deliver ARM cores on FinFET transistors

Jul 24, 14:06

TSMC and ARM have announced a multi-year agreement extending their collaboration beyond 20nm technology to deliver ARM processors on FinFET transistors, enabling the fabless industry...

TSMC touting next-generation 20nm process in the US

Jul 12, 15:38

TSMC's sales representatives and its design service team, as well as a group of technical support staff from its IC design subsidiary Global Unichip, have been stationed in the US...

Morris Chang said that TSMC's 20nm would ramp faster and smoother

TSMC eyeing advanced process chip orders from Apple

May 2, 16:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) plans to ramp up 20nm production ahead of schedule have prompted industry sources to speculate that the foundry will be aggressively...

TSMC sees Samsung as formidable competitor

Jan 19, 16:34

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, has now identified Samsung Electronics as a potential and formidable competitor in the market...

Morris Chang

Digitimes Research: Apple portable devices spur competition and technology advances

Oct 14, 16:03

The success of Apple's iOS devices has reshaped the landscape of the consumer electronics industry and triggered a sales boom of portable CE products. The wave of Apple product demand...

iPad

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

Apple reportedly increases memory purchases from Japan

Sep 22, 01:20

Apple has increased its purchases of DRAM and NAND flash from Japan, according to industry sources, adding that Toshiba and Elpida Memory are being pinpointed as beneficiaries of...

Apple said to have contracted with TSMC

Sep 16, 01:05

Apple has recently signed a foundry partnership agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), industry sources have claimed. Under the terms of the agreement,...

Morris Chang
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