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Apple reportedly to shift processor orders away from Samsung
Rumors have circulated for a while that Apple is looking to reduce its dependency on Samsung Electronics as a major chip supplier due to the two's direct competition in the smartphone and tablet PC markets.
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Wednesday 27 February 2013
With Intel grabbing Altera orders, can we now begin speculating about future Apple hookup?
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...
Wednesday 16 January 2013
TSMC with 20nm SoC most likely to secure chip orders from Apple, says Digitimes Research analyst
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...
Thursday 3 January 2013
TSMC shares rally on Apple chip order speculation
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...
Friday 21 December 2012
TSMC could build new fabs anywhere, says chairman
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...
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Apple CPU orders raise concerns over TSMC production capacity
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...
Thursday 8 November 2012
TSMC 16nm FinFET rollout to come earlier than expected, says Digitimes Research analyst
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,...
Monday 5 November 2012
Samsung reportedly delays new logic fab construction
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...
Wednesday 19 September 2012
Apple iPhone 5 carries US$199 BOM, says IHS
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...
Friday 14 September 2012
Rumors circulate again about Apple mulling CPU supplier change
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...
Wednesday 5 September 2012
TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017
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...
Thursday 30 August 2012
TSMC has no good reason to accept investment from particular clients, says Digitimes Research
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...
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights
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...
Tuesday 24 July 2012
ARM, TSMC team up to deliver ARM cores on FinFET transistors
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...
Thursday 12 July 2012
TSMC touting next-generation 20nm process in the US
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...
Wednesday 2 May 2012
TSMC eyeing advanced process chip orders from Apple
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...