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Topic: A12

Apple's custom Neural Engine in iPhone XS about 'letting nothing get in your way'

09/18/2018, 10:09 am

Apple's insistence on custom design of chips like the Neural Engine in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR is about unchaining the company's other designers, according to the lead of its chip architects.

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iPhone XS has 4GB of RAM, 2.49 GHz A12 chip according to benchmarks

09/13/2018, 01:09 pm

What appear to be early benchmarks of the iPhone XS have appeared on Geekbench, giving a rawer view of the device's specifications than those offered by Apple.

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iPhone XS A12 Bionic chip features 7nm design, next-gen Neural Engine

09/12/2018, 02:09 pm

In revealing the iPhone XS on Wednesday, Apple also detailed its core processor, the 7-nanometer A12 Bionic, which includes a new iteration of its "Neural Engine" for tasks related to machine learning, such as Face ID and animoji.

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Apple chip manufacturer TSMC factories taken down by computer virus

08/04/2018, 10:08 am

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Apple's chip supplier for the iPhone and iPad, had several factories go offline Friday after being the victim of a targeted computer virus.

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Alleged 'A12' benchmark for 2018 iPhone with 4GB RAM pops up

07/02/2018, 03:07 pm

A set of benchmarks allegedly produced by an unreleased iPhone have been published, with the supposed results suggesting the A12 processor in at least one of the fall refresh iPhones will have six cores, and be supported by 4 gigabytes of memory.

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Apple's 'A12' chip reportedly in production using 7nm process from TSMC

04/23/2018, 08:04 am

Chip producer TSMC may enjoy its highest profits this year for production of the next-generation "A12" processor, with a report claiming the manufacturer is ramping up volume production on its 7nm process lines in order to cope with the orders for the Apple-designed chip destined for 2018 iPhone models.

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Apple shares take hit as iPhone chipmaker TSMC forecasts $1B dip in revenue

04/19/2018, 09:04 am

Apple's share price dropped about three percent during pre-market trading going into Thursday on word that TSMC -- the manufacturer of A-series processors for iPhones and iPads -- is expecting about $1 billion less revenue for the second quarter than Wall Street forecasts.

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TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

01/04/2018, 09:01 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.

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Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers with 7nm chips in 2018

12/13/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to the costs involved, a report noted on Wednesday.

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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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Samsung rumored to resume making iPhone chips for Apple in 2018 with 7nm 'A12'

07/18/2017, 09:07 am

Samsung has reportedly secured a deal to resume making A-series processors for Apple in 2018, having been largely cut out of production for the past few years.

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Outgoing Apple iPhone GPU designer Imagination seeks sale of entire company to parties unknown

06/22/2017, 09:06 am

Just over two months after Apple told it that it would no longer be using Imagination Technologies GPU offerings, the company is seeking to sell itself off, either in chunks or as a larger whole.

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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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Imagination announces PowerVR 'Furian' mobile GPU architecture, could power Apple's iPhone by late 2018

03/08/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple partner Imagination Technologies on Wednesday unveiled PowerVR Furian, its next-generation mobile graphics processing architecture likely to be a key part of future iPhones, and also the first new GPU architecture since 2010.

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Apple's 2018 iPhone could use TSMC-made 7nm processors - report

11/21/2016, 10:11 am

Apple chip supplier TSMC could make use of its new 7-nanometer manufacturing technique for the processors in 2018 iPhones, a new Chinese-language report suggests.

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