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Topic: TSMC

Reports of a 'second wave' of iPhone production cuts are probably wrong

11/27/2018, 07:11 am

Companies within the iPhone supply chain are apparently feeling the effects of Apple's alleged order cuts to varying degrees, as while some firms have revised their revenue estimates downwards, others like TSMC are said to avoid any major financial issues from the reductions.

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iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips -- particularly for Apple's iPhone -- will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

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Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance

10/18/2018, 08:10 am

Following Apple's A12 Bionic powering iPhone XS and iPhone XR models, Huawei has released its own custom 7nm ARM System on a Chip. But despite using the same fab process, Huawei's Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 Pro flagship lags far behind Apple's iPhone XS A12, turning in performance scores well below last year's A11 iPhone X.

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Apple supply chain wary of reduced iPhone orders for Q4

10/16/2018, 07:10 am

Parts of the supply chain are tempering their expectations on iPhone sales for the remainder of 2018, a report claims, with weak sales said to be feared by suppliers based in Taiwan, despite the impending launch of the iPhone XR.

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TSMC will continue to be Apple's sole chip producer for the 2019 'A13' processor

10/12/2018, 07:10 am

TSMC will continue to be the only supplier of Apple's A-series chips in 2019, according to a report, with the iPhone component supplier believed to secure orders for next year's "A13" chip following its success with this year's A12 production.

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Apple, Huawei both using 7nm TSMC processors, beating out Qualcomm and Samsung

10/02/2018, 09:10 am

Huawei may be the second smartphone producer to use processors made using a 7-nanometer process, following Apple's use of the A12 chip in the iPhone XS, with the designed-in-house Kirin 980 processor thought to be using the same production process as Apple.

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Intel allegedly outsourcing some 14nm orders to TSMC as Mac chip maker struggles with die shrink

09/11/2018, 11:09 am

Intel is reportedly outsourcing some of its 14-nanometer chip production to Apple's iPhone and iPad chip manufacturer because of high demand, as it continues to have problems shifting to 10nm fabrication.

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Development costs 'prohibitively high' for 7nm chips for everybody but Apple and TSMC

09/04/2018, 08:09 am

In the short term at least, Apple's 2018 iPhones are liable to be the only smartphones with 7-nanometer processors, a report suggested on Tuesday.

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Record high 2018 iPhone shipments expected to boost TSMC, Foxconn bottom line

08/28/2018, 07:08 am

Apple chip producer TSMC and assembly partner Foxconn are expected to announce record revenue figures in its fourth quarter financial report later this year, after a report claims shipments of the next generation of iPhones will be the best since the launch of the iPhone 6.

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GlobalFoundries drops push for next-gen 7nm semiconductor tech

08/27/2018, 07:08 pm

California chip firm announces a halt to its development of 7-nanometer fabrication technology, leaving Apple partner TSMC and rival Samsung as the only remaining players in the space.

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Apple keeping TSMC processors in iPhone and iPad at least through 2020, but risk remains

08/23/2018, 11:08 am

While Apple's relationship with TSMC relationship is expected to continue, analysts find the pair are heavily dependent on one another, in a way that holds risk for both companies.

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TSMC recovers 80 percent of virus-hit production line, warns of production delays

08/06/2018, 09:08 am

Apple chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is close to returning its production lines back to normal, after a targeted computer virus took down several of its factories on Friday, with the firm aiming to recover all of its production lines by the end of Monday.

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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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TSMC relying on 2018 iPhone to improve financials after bad quarter

07/19/2018, 10:07 am

Chip manufacturer and Apple partner now says sales will grow by "a high single-digit percentage" this year, rather than 10 percent.

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Samsung pushing hard for 'A13' chip orders from Apple

06/25/2018, 09:06 am

Though effectively shut out of Apple processor manufacturing for years, Samsung is allegedly making a hard push to win back some chip orders from TSMC in 2019.

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Apple's next-gen 'A13' iPhone and iPad chipset will remain 7nm

06/22/2018, 09:06 am

Apple is likely to stick with 7-nanometer chip designs for 2019 iPhone and iPad processors, a report revealed on Friday.

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Apple partner TSMC begins mass production of 7nm processors for next-generation iPhone

05/22/2018, 11:05 pm

Apple's system-on-chip manufacturing partner TSMC is churning out next-generation 7-nanometer "A12" processors that will power iPhones expected to launch later this year, according to a report on Tuesday.

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AppleInsider Podcast talks iPhone rumors, committing to USB-C, and EU proposals to regulate app stores

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor is joined by Sonya Mann to talk about the latest news in iPhone LCD and SE2, the difficulty with going all-in on USB-C, and EU proposed regulation of app stores.

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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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Analyst's 'iPhone X is dead' memo hyperbolic, loaded with questionable claims

04/20/2018, 02:04 pm

An analyst is arguing that Apple will completely discontinue the iPhone X this year, owing to a lack of consumer interest at the high-end. That's a highly questionable claim, even if one assumes demand isn't as strong as Apple expected.

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