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Rumors: Apple orders 10nm TSMC 'A11' chips for 2017 iPhones, 2016 'iPhone 7' to boast 256GB storage

08/17/2016, 11:08 am

As expected, TSMC has secured orders to produce 10-nanometer "A11" processors for next year's iPhones, according to sources. Separate sources meanwhile hinted on Wednesday that this year's "iPhone 7" will indeed have up to 256 gigabytes of storage.

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Intel foundries to manufacture ARM-based smartphone chips

08/16/2016, 09:08 pm

Intel on Tuesday announced it has reached an agreement with rival ARM Holdings to produce 10-nanometer ARM chip designs at its advanced fabrication facilities, a strategy targeting smartphone chipmakers.

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Apple & TSMC working on 10nm 'A11' chips for 2017 devices - report

08/09/2016, 10:08 am

Apple and chip manufacturer TSMC are working together on a 10-nanometer "A11" processor design, expected to go into production later in 2017, a report reiterated on Tuesday.

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Apple chip builder TSMC expected to see record Q3 on 'A10' chips

07/11/2016, 09:07 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC on Monday posted revenues of just under $6.89 billion for its second quarter, and is anticipated to do even better in the third quarter thanks to growing shipments of Apple "A10" processors for upcoming iPhones and iPads.

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TSMC expected to net big revenue boost on Apple 'A10' chips for 'iPhone 7'

06/30/2016, 09:06 am

Apple processor maker TSMC is reportedly forecast to grow revenues almost 20 percent sequentially in its third quarter, owing primarily to shipments of "A10" processors for Apple's "iPhone 7."

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Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11' processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

05/06/2016, 09:05 am

Apple processor supplier TSMC is starting to tape out the design for an "A11" chip that could go into small-scale production as soon the second quarter of 2017, in preparation for that year's iPhones, a report said on Friday.

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TSMC sales to Apple rose nearly $2 billion in 2015 as chip battle with Samsung continues

04/27/2016, 11:04 am

TSMC picked up an extra $1.99 billion in Apple sales during 2015, buoying the chipmaker's entire growth for that year, and further cutting rival chipmaker Samsung out of the iPhone maker's supply chain.

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Samsung to produce thinner 10nm chips this year [u]

04/20/2016, 08:04 pm

Apple A-series chip supplier Samsung this week announced plans to put an advanced 10-nanometer chip fabrication process into production later this year, with the new technology supposedly affording a 10 percent increase in efficiency over existing iterations.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC says 7nm tech entering mass production in first half of 2018

04/19/2016, 09:04 am

One of Apple's primary chip manufacturers, TSMC, confirmed in a Tuesday report to shareholders that it plans to trial 7-nanometer production in the first half of next year, working towards mass production in the first half of 2018.

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ARM, TSMC partner on 7nm manufacturing process possibly destined for 2018 'iPhone 8'

03/16/2016, 10:03 am

Apple chip manufacturer TSMC is reportedly partnering with chip design firm ARM on a new, 7-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process, likely to be used in producing iPhone and iPad processors within the next few years.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC doubling 16nm chip production, hinting at 'iPhone 7' prep

03/02/2016, 11:03 am

Key Apple processor supplier TSMC plans to double its production capacity for 16-nanometer chips in March, reports said on Wednesday, hinting at preparation for future Apple devices.

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Apple chip suppliers gearing up capacity for 'iPhone 7' production - report

02/19/2016, 09:02 am

Right on schedule for a fall product launch, Apple's suppliers are said to be reserving "a significant portion" of production capacities for the second and third quarters of 2016, ahead of the highly anticipated "iPhone 7" launch.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC says earthquake damage will have bigger impact than expected

02/15/2016, 10:02 am

The damage to Apple chip supplier TSMC from a Feb. 6 earthquake was reportedly more severe than estimated, and will indeed result in fewer wafers shipping to clients during the March quarter.

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TSMC reportedly sole supplier of next-gen 'iPhone 7' A-series chip

02/10/2016, 07:02 pm

A report claims Apple will rely solely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce the next-generation system-on-chip design destined to power this year's iPhone hardware refresh, beating out longtime Apple partner Samsung.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

02/06/2016, 12:02 am

A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple's suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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Apple chip partner TSMC plans to launch 7nm process in 2018, 5nm in 2020

01/19/2016, 10:01 am

Taiwanese semiconductor foundry TSMC is reportedly preparing to roll out its 7-nanometer process node as soon as 2018, with a jump to 5 nanometers currently penciled in for 2020.

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Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

01/14/2016, 06:01 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple's A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company's highest annual earnings in 29 years.

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Samsung warns it will have a tough year in 2016

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

While a cadre of Apple watchers have predicted doom for the iPhone maker this year, Samsung has actually warned that it faces stronger than predicted competition this year and that it expects 2016 to be a particularly difficult business environment. That's due in large part to fierce competition and reduced business from its number one competitor and supplier: Apple.

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Apple supplier TSMC to set up $3B independent factory in mainland China

12/07/2015, 12:12 pm

Taiwan-based Apple supplier TSMC on Monday announced plans to launch a $3 billion chip production factory in Nanjing, China, forgoing the help of any local corporate partners.

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TSMC may assume full control of 'A10' chip manufacturing for Apple's 'iPhone 7' in 2016

12/02/2015, 10:12 am

With next year's anticipated "A10" processor expected to power the next-generation iPhone, TSMC will likely gain complete control of Apple's processor manufacturing orders, according to a new report.

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