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Topic: TSMC

Rumor: Intel could land 10% of Apple's 'A7' chip orders

03/12/2013, 08:03 am

As Intel gets into the chip contracting business, the company could obtain as much as 10 percent of Apple's next-generation mobile chip orders, insiders believe.

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Apple suppliers Foxconn, TSMC to each add 5,000 jobs

03/11/2013, 11:03 am

Two of Apple's top suppliers are reportedly adding staff in apparent anticipation of an uptick in demand for their services.

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Apple to spend $10 billion on innovation, expansion in 2013

01/24/2013, 04:01 pm

This year, Apple will spend $10 billion investing in its future. That's a huge increase over last year, and it obliterates the popular notion that the company is drifting off into a highly competitive market with no real plans for innovating in the future.

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TSMC's big expectations for its 20nm chips suggest negotiations with Apple

01/22/2013, 09:01 am

Officials at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have high hopes for their forthcoming 20-nanometer chip production process, fueling speculation that Apple plans to adopt the company's chips for its iPhone and iPad starting in 2014.

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TSMC contracted to build A6X chips for Apple this quarter, pushing out Samsung

01/02/2013, 07:01 am

After years of rumors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is said to finally begin trial production of A6X chips for Apple's fourth-generation iPad this quarter, further marginalizing Samsung's role in Apple's supply chain.

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Mysterious 'Project Azalea' believed to be codename for Apple's US-based chip production partner

12/19/2012, 08:12 am

New York, California, Texas and Oregon are all said to be competing to become home to a major semiconductor manufacturer said to have ties with Apple and production of chips for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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'Top secret' plans for upstate New York chip factory may involve Apple

12/12/2012, 12:12 pm

New York state economic development officials have reportedly been pitched plans for a 3.2-million-square-foot chip manufacturing factory that could produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Complex chip shift from Samsung expected to take Apple 12-18 months

11/30/2012, 08:11 am

For Apple to move production of its iPhone and iPhone and iPad chips away from Samsung would be a long, difficult process with only three realistic alternative companies.

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Apple's rumored chip switch from Samsung to TSMC may send shockwaves through industry

11/28/2012, 08:11 am

Concerns are already arising in the semiconductor industry about Apple's potential switch from Samsung to TSMC for production of iPhone and iPad processors.

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Rumor: TSMC to build quad-core 20nm chips for Apple by late 2013

10/12/2012, 11:10 am

Apple's future iOS devices may be powered by custom chips built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., taking a key component away from rival Samsung, according to a new rumor.

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