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ARM Cortex-A57 taped out: triple the performance with the same battery life

by: Rob TriggsApril 2, 2013
ARM and TSMC have issued a press released stating that the new Cortex-A57 chip has reached the "tape out" stage and is now ready for mass production.
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Panasonic ponders selling its smartphone business to HTC or TSMC

by: Bogdan BeleMarch 20, 2013
Panasonic is said to be considering selling its smartphone business, a report in the Japanese press says. What's even more interesting is that potential customers are said to be HTC and TSMC.
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JPMorgan: Galaxy S4 expected to come with Exynos 5 Octa in Europe, Snapdragon 600 in the U.S.

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 27, 2013
In a note to clients concerning TSMC , JPMorgan Rick Hsu says that the he expects Samsung to offer at least two distinct versions of the Galaxy S4.
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Qualcomm getting tired of TSMC, wants another company to fab their chips

by: ŠtefanJanuary 17, 2013
According to DigiTimes, Qualcomm has received chip samples from UMC. If they like them, then they'll make UMC their second chip fab partner. So why do this now?
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Samsung loses Apple A6X production to TSMC

by: Gary SimsJanuary 2, 2013
At the moment Samsung is responsible for making the ARM processors which power Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. Apple is seeking to find other suppliers and it looks like the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) will start trial production of Apple's latest CPU, the A6X, which powers the fourth generation iPad.
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Project “Azalea” could be Apple’s attempt to replace Samsung as its processor manufacturer

by: Gary SimsDecember 20, 2012
According to various rumors the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) wants to build a new 3.2-million-square-foot factory so that it can take over ARM chip production for Apple. The move would lessen Apple's dependence on Samsung.
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More money will be spent on cellphone components than PC components in 2013

by: ŠtefanDecember 7, 2012
According to a new report published by IC Insights, more money is going to be spent on the parts that make up mobile phones than the parts that make up personal computers in 2013. Their exact numbers: $65.1 billion will be spent on PC components next year, whereas mobile phone component spend is expected to hit $70.7 billion.
 

DigiTimes: Samsung and TSMC are going to start producing 20 nm chips in 2013

by: ŠtefanDecember 5, 2012
According to our favorite Taiwanese supply chain rumor website DigiTimes, here's what we can expect in 2013: Samsung is going to jump to 20 nanometer technology while simultaneously building factories that can produce 14 nanometer transistors. TSMC is also going to make 20 nanometer chips, but production is going to start in the second half of the year.
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Apple reportedly going to replace Samsung chips with TSMC CPUs next year

by: Chris SmithNovember 28, 2012
There’s probably no greater rivalry in the mobile space right now than the one between Apple and Samsung, although one could argue that the Apple vs Google battle is also quite important for the mobile market.
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TSMC breaks ground on the world’s first 20 nanometer fab, watch out Intel!

by: ŠtefanNovember 26, 2012
Chances are that the smartphone you have in your pocket right now is powered by a chip that was made by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, TSMC for short. Qualcomm uses TSMC, NVIDIA uses TSMC, and roughly 150 other companies also depend on TSMC for their chips. According to Focus Taiwan, TSMC just broke ground on a new factory, or fab in industry parlance, that will pump out 20 nanometer chips.
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