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Topic: TSMC

Samsung aims to 'triple' chipmaking business, likely counting on Apple iPhone orders

07/24/2017, 12:07 pm

Samsung is working to triple its share of the contract chip manufacturing industry within the next five years, a company executive said on Monday -- possibly supporting rumors that Apple will add Samsung back to A-series production for next year's iPhones.

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TSMC's 7nm process enhancement may keep Apple from using Samsung for 'A12' chip production

07/20/2017, 01:07 pm

Samsung may not return to making Apple's A-series processors in 2018 as once thought, with a new report claiming chip producer TSMC's 7-nanometer FinFET fabrication process could help the firm retain its status as sole processor supplier for the upcoming 'A12' chip.

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In likely bid to compete with Samsung for Apple's 'A12' CPU, TSMC expands 7nm chip suppliers

07/19/2017, 10:07 am

On the heels of a rumor that Samsung has inked a deal with Apple to supply A-series processors in 2018, rival chipmaker TSMC is stepping up its own efforts to build 7-nanometer chips, in a potential showdown for production of an Apple-designed "A12" processor.

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A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC's 10nm process

06/30/2017, 10:06 am

Third party analysts have examined the A10X Fusion processor found in the new iPad Pro, and it has been confirmed to be the first chip in a device using TMSC's FinFET 10nm chip fabrication process.

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TSMC source alleges 'iPhone 8' Touch ID embedded in display, wider screen ratio

05/26/2017, 08:05 am

Potentially confirming rumored details about the "iPhone 8," a report claims that a TSMC representative spoke out about specific details about the new device at the NA Technology Symposium on Thursday.

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Supply chain preps for Apple's Oct. launch of 'iPhone 8' with hiring spree, resolves bottlenecks

05/08/2017, 08:05 am

The latest supply chain reports out of China are refuting previous observations that the "iPhone 8" would be delayed, and are claiming that manufacturers of previous low-yield products have resolved production problems.

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'iPhone 7s,' 'iPhone 8' chip orders suggest more than 100 million iPhones on tap by end of year

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A new supply chain report from Apple's suppliers suggests that the company is escalating orders compared to previous years, and is readying over 50 million iPhones for sale per quarter during the second half of calendar year 2017.

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TSMC pondering US location for $16B 3nm chip foundry for future iPhone, iPad models

03/20/2017, 10:03 am

Apple chip supplier TSMC is examining all its options for a 3nm chip foundry location, but still on the table is a U.S. plant worth $16 billion, with an estimated completion of 2022.

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Samsung could rejoin Apple's iPhone processor supply with 2018 'A12' chips

03/15/2017, 10:03 am

Samsung is reportedly intensifying its investments into chip production, with an eye on once again manufacturing A-series processors for Apple starting in 2018.

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Japan's national security could block Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC from Toshiba memory stake

03/10/2017, 09:03 am

The Japanese government is preparing to vet the security of potential bidders for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business -- something that could give U.S. companies an edge, but stop Apple suppliers Foxconn and TSMC, a report said on Friday.

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Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC partnering on bid for Toshiba's memory business - report

03/07/2017, 11:03 am

Two of Apple's main supply chain partners -- Foxconn and TSMC -- are joining together to bid for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' using custom fingerprint tech, not starting production until September -- report

03/03/2017, 09:03 am

Apple is developing a custom fingerprint sensor for its OLED-based "iPhone 8," and as a result might not begin production of the device until September -- well after a July start date for two LCD-based iPhone models, a report claimed on Friday.

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Apple iPhone supplier TSMC on track to ship 10nm chips in this quarter, 'expand rapidly'

02/24/2017, 09:02 am

Apple's main mobile processor manufacturer, TSMC, is reportedly set to begin commercial shipments of 10-nanometer chips in the next month -- likely supporting claims that the "A11" processors in upcoming iPhones will use the technology.

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Apple, Foxconn & TSMC consider swooping in on Toshiba's flash memory business

02/22/2017, 09:02 am

Apple, Foxconn, and TSMC are among a group of over 10 companies hoping to win a majority stake in Toshiba's flash memory business, reports say.

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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

02/21/2017, 07:02 pm

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.

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Apple suppliers Foxconn, Sharp, TSMC all weigh building manufacturing plants in USA

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

Three of Apple's key suppliers -- Foxconn and its subsidiary Sharp, as well as chipmaker TSMC --have all expressed interest in taking advantage of business-friendly incentives proposed by incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, though no commitments have been made.

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TSMC on track for volume production of 7nm chips for iPhone, iPad in 2018

01/03/2017, 08:01 am

Apple chip manufacturer TSMC is reportedly on schedule to receive the first designs for chips using the 7nm FinFET process in the second quarter of 2017, paving the way for new power-sipping A-series processors for future iPad and iPhone models.

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Yield problems at TSMC could disrupt March launch for new iPads - report

12/23/2016, 10:12 am

Apple chip supplier TSMC is encountering lower-than-expected yield rates for its new 10-nanometer manufacturing process, something that could potentially delay the launch of new iPads in March, a report claimed on Friday.

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Apple shift to TMSC for iPhone may force Samsung to split chip design, fabrication businesses

12/13/2016, 10:12 am

Samsung is reportedly looking at splitting off its chip fabrication business from the design aspects, to try and gain traction for the division after Apple abandoned it in the iPhone 7, and possible the future, in favor of TSMC.

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TSMC seeks space in Taiwan to build next-generation chip fabrication plant

12/08/2016, 10:12 am

Apple chip manufacturing partner TSMC is in the early stages of planning a $15.7 billion microchip fabrication plant, in an effort to glean more business from from Apple and other companies needing advanced chip designs.

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