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Topic: MediaTek

TSMC's 7nm chip capacity may be maxed out during 2019 iPhone production

04/04/2019, 09:04 am

Apple's A-series processor manufacturer, TSMC, may see its 7-nanometer chip capacity pushed to the absolute limit in preparation for 2019 iPhones, a report claimed on Thursday.

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With Apple 5G modem likely in 2021, prospects for 5G iPhone in 2020 'in jeopardy'

04/03/2019, 10:04 am

Apple is running up against pre-production deadlines to have an 5G modem in the 2020 iPhone, so it may wait until Apple is done with an in-house solution in 2021 a UBS analyst said on Wednesday.

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Qualcomm doesn't wield enough power to harm competition, says trial witness

01/23/2019, 10:01 am

Testifying during the ongoing antitrust trial pitting the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Qualcomm, an expert witness claimed that despite the FTC's allegations, the company doesn't have enough clout to harm the mobile chip industry.

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5G iPhone might have Samsung or MediaTek modems, says Apple's Tony Blevins

01/11/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has considered the possibility of using modems from Samsung and MediaTek in its future 5G devices, testimony at a US Federal Trade Commission trial with Qualcomm reveals, with an Apple executive confirming there is a possibility of the two companies providing modems for the forthcoming 2019 iPhone refresh.

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Accelerated modem chip rollout could make 5G possible in 2019 iPhones

10/24/2018, 11:10 am

Major 5G chipmakers like Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly moving up their launches by a quarter, which could theoretically make a 5G iPhone possible in late 2019, if still improbable.

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Podcast discusses Intel's modem woes, analyst predictions for 2018 iPhone, and marketing companies reading Gmail

07/06/2018, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider PodcastVictor and Andrew talk about 5G, Intel losing Apple's modem business, and the prospect of humans reading your email.

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MediaTek gets HomePod Wi-Fi chip orders, angling to be iPhone modem supplier

07/02/2018, 08:07 am

MediaTek is potentially getting closer to potentially becoming an iPhone modem supplier, after supply chain sources of a report claim the Taiwanese manufacturer is probably going to supply Wi-Fi chips to Apple for the HomePod.

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As Qualcomm dispute drags on, Apple said to tap MediaTek for additional 2018 iPhone modem capacity

12/26/2017, 09:12 am

Looking to reduce its reliance on legal foe Qualcomm, Apple is said to be eyeing a partnership with Taiwan's MediaTek, which could supply baseband modem chipsets for iPhones beginning in 2018.

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Non-Apple chip suppliers seeing slowdown as Apple chain builds up to 'iPhone 8'

07/24/2017, 09:07 am

Although chipmakers in the Apple supply chain saw their orders accelerate in June, suppliers for non-Apple devices have encountered unexpectedly slow orders this year -- possibly because device makers are waiting to see what the "iPhone 8" and/or "iPhone 7s" will bring to the table, according to a report.

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Apple captured 21% of smartphone processors, 31% of tablet CPUs in 2015

02/12/2016, 10:02 am

Although the smartphone and tablet processor markets actually declined year-over-year in 2015, Apple managed to capture large shares of both in 2015 simply manufacturing for its own devices, Strategy Analytics said in data released on Friday.

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