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Topic: TSMC

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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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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iPhone chip supplier TSMC anticipates drop in premium phone shipments, Bitcoin to fuel growth

01/18/2018, 03:01 pm

Chip manufacturer TSMC is anticipating a decline in shipments for premium smartphones this year, advising during its fourth-quarter earnings briefing that orders relating to cheaper mobile devices will rise slightly, with company growth likely to occur through embracing cryptocurrencies.

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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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Future iPhone, iPad may have Apple-designed power management chips as soon as 2018

11/30/2017, 09:11 am

Apple may be seeking to further control components associated with the iPhone and iPad, and could be bypassing Dialog Semiconductor with efforts to develop power management systems for its devices.

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Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

11/20/2017, 10:11 am

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates -- though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.

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COO Jeff Williams praises TSMC for 'intense' relationship with Apple, 100% supply of A11 Bionic processor

10/23/2017, 11:10 am

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams spoke at TSMC's 30th anniversary celebration, and not only praised the company for an "intense" relationship with Apple developing the A11 Bionic processor, but also noted that the iPhone will be a driving force to advance artificial intelligence in the future with implications for the world.

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Key Apple & Foxconn executives to meet amid iPhone X production woes

10/20/2017, 01:10 pm

Apple COO Jeff Williams will reportedly be meeting with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou when he visits Taiwan later this month, where he's expected to bring up the topic of production bottlenecks possibly hurting the iPhone X.

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Apple chip supplier TSMC preps first-ever 3-nanometer factory as founder announces retirement

10/02/2017, 01:10 pm

Signalling likely improvements in the performance and size of Apple products, Apple processor manufacturer TSMC on Monday announced plans to establish the world's first 3-nanometer production facility.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers say Taiwan power outage had little impact as 'iPhone 8' rollout nears

08/16/2017, 11:08 am

Several Taiwanese companies in Apple's supply chain -- including processor maker TSMC, and assembly firm Pegatron -- are insisting that a major blackout which hit the island on Tuesday did little to disrupt production, a serious concern given the imminent arrival of new iPhones.

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