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Understanding aperture

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42 articles

20nm ARM processors could be 30% faster, pushing for the 3GHz mark

With 20nm processors expected to land in 2014, TSMC has stated that performance could be up 30%, whilst improving energy efficiency by 25%.
by Robert TriggsJuly 10, 20132

Apple finally signs deal with TSMC to move away from Samsung – WSJ

TSMC will make some of the chips going into Apple’s products starting with 2014. But Samsung will still provide Apple with processors in 2014, as well as displays and memory modules.
by Bogdan PetrovanJune 29, 201331

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

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.
by Robert TriggsApril 2, 201318

Panasonic ponders selling its smartphone business to HTC or TSMC

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.
by Bogdan BeleMarch 20, 20134
 
 

JPMorgan: Galaxy S4 expected to come with Exynos 5 Octa in Europe, Snapdragon 600 in the U.S.

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.
by Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 27, 201327

Qualcomm getting tired of TSMC, wants another company to fab their chips

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?
by ŠtefanJanuary 17, 20132

Samsung loses Apple A6X production to TSMC

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 ...
by Gary SimsJanuary 2, 201333

Project “Azalea” could be Apple’s attempt to replace Samsung as its processor manufacturer

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 ...
by Gary SimsDecember 20, 20128

More money will be spent on cellphone components than PC components in 2013

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 ...
by ŠtefanDecember 7, 2012

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

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 ...
by ŠtefanDecember 5, 20122
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