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Topic: TSMC

TSMC A14 chip won't be holdup for 5G 'iPhone 12'

03/25/2020, 07:03 am

Following overnight supply chain reports suggesting that the A14 chip will see massive delays, J.P. Morgan's Gokul Hariharan casts serious doubt on the questionable report, but sees other factors potentially holding up the "iPhone 12" for up to two months.

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Apple suppliers mixed over threat from China's Coronavirus

01/31/2020, 10:01 am

Supply chain sources say that while fabrication firms TSMC and UMC report no change in operations, Taiwanese chip design firms are expecting an impact on demand because of the Coronavirus.

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Apple reportedly raises TSMC chip orders on stronger than expected iPhone demand

01/21/2020, 11:01 pm

Apple has reportedly tasked chip manufacturing partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. with increasing production of A-series processors in response to strong demand for this year's iPhone lineup, particularly the relatively low-cost iPhone 11.

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TSMC denies short term plans for US-based chip production

01/17/2020, 12:01 pm

Apple chip fabricator TSMC has put a stop to speculation it will start manufacturing processors and other components within the United States in the short term, but leaves open the possibility for the future.

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Apple chip partner TSMC to start 5nm 'A14' production in mid-2020

01/02/2020, 07:01 am

TSMC is ready to begin manufacturing the "A14" chip intended for the late 2020 iPhone lineup starting in the second quarter of 2020.

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TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle legal dispute, sign cross-licensing deal

10/28/2019, 07:10 pm

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and competitor GlobalFoundries on Monday inked an agreement to cross-license certain patents related to semiconductor technology, resolving a two-month-old multi-jurisdictional legal dispute that threatened the businesses of customers like TSMC partner Apple.

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Editorial: As Apple A13 Bionic rises, Samsung Exynos scales back its silicon ambitions

10/23/2019, 12:10 pm

A decade after Apple and Samsung partnered to create a new class of ARM chips, the two have followed separate paths: one leading to a family of world-class mobile silicon designs, the other limping along with work that it has now canceled. Here's why Samsung's preoccupation with unit sales and market share failed to compete with Apple's focus on premium products.

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Apple A13 supplier TSMC reports stronger than expected smartphone demand

10/17/2019, 08:10 am

The maker of Apple-designed A13 chip, TSMC, reports smartphone demand that is stronger than expected, and is investing up to $5 billion extra ahead of its new forecasts about 5G models.

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Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries as patent fight intensifies

09/30/2019, 10:09 pm

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a series of patent lawsuits lodged on Monday claims segment competitor GlobalFoundries infringes on owned patents, with the filings representing the latest volley in what has become a tit-for-tat legal battle.

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TSMC will fight 'baseless' GlobalFoundries chip IP lawsuits

08/27/2019, 07:08 am

Apple chip partner TSMC plans to 'vigorously defend' accusations by GlobalFoundries it infringed on 16 patents, in a lawsuit that could prevent iPhones and other Apple devices using TSMC-produced A-series chips from being being imported to the United States.

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Apple, TSMC, Google & more sued by GlobalFoundries over chip connectivity patents

08/26/2019, 11:08 am

GlobalFoundries has filed multiple suits in US and German courts, alleging that Apple and chip supplier TSMC are infringing 16 patents -- and iPhone imports into the US could be impacted in the future as a result.

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Apple chip partner TSMC declares Moore's Law is not dead

08/16/2019, 12:08 pm

Moore's Law, the name given to the principle that the speed and capability of computers is expected to double every two years due to advances in microchip technology, is not dead according to Apple A-series chip foundry TSMC, which reasons it is very much still relevant today for a number of reasons.

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TSMC's 5-nanometer process may start with Apple 'A14' in early 2020

07/19/2019, 09:07 am

Apple could shift the 2020 A-series processor to a 5-nanometer production process, comments from TSMC CFO Lora Ho suggests, with a shift to mass production of the processor architecture node tipped to commence in the first half of 2020, spurred on by 5G smartphone demands.

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Apple iPhone chip maker TSMC predicting strong demand for rest of 2019

07/18/2019, 08:07 am

Apple A-series chip partner TSMC anticipates a strong second half of 2019 for its finances based on strong demand for its chips, even after the manufacturer beat both its own revenue forecasts and those of analysts for the most recent quarter.

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Honey I Shrunk the Chips: How die shrinks help make processors more powerful

05/27/2019, 03:05 pm

As companies like Intel and TSMC plan future processors and chip designs that use extremely small scale production processes, AppleInsider takes a moment to explain what die shrinking is, how it can benefit everyone involved, and how it's now an extremely difficult feat to perform.

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TSMC enters mass production of 'A13' chips in preparation for 2019 iPhone launch

05/10/2019, 10:05 am

Apple chip partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co has commenced production of the next iPhone System-on-Chip, the Apple-designed "A13," one that is thought to start mass production in May ahead of the annual iPhone refresh in September.

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Samsung to spend $116B in next decade to overtake chipmakers TSMC, Intel, Qualcomm

04/24/2019, 12:04 pm

Samsung this week said it intends to spend $116 billion by 2030 in order to beat the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, and TSMC for a lead role in logic chip manufacturing.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC sees biggest profit drop since 2011

04/18/2019, 08:04 am

Apple chip partner TSMC has fallen short of earnings expectations because of the global smartphone market slowdown -- but the worst appears to be over.

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TSMC's 6-nanometer process could be used in 'A14' chip in 2020 iPhone

04/16/2019, 10:04 am

Following its work on a 7-nanometer chip production process, TSMC has revealed it has created a 6-nanometer version that has the potential to be ready for mass production in time to make Apple-designed A-series chips destined for the 2020 iPhones.

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TSMC will use updated 'N7 Pro' 7-nanometer process for 'A13' chip manufacturing

04/15/2019, 07:04 am

Apple's "A13" processor will use a 7-nanometer process for its production, but chip foundry TSMC is reportedly planning to use a different enhanced process to the current version it has come up with, named "N7 Pro."

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