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Apple Supplier TSMC Building 4 More Chip Fabs in Taiwan for Around $40 Billion

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is building four new chip fabrication plants in Tainan, Taiwan, after having just completed another four facilities in the area — reports Nikkei Asia. The new facilities will house TSMC's new 3-nanometer process nodes, with each costing around $10 billion USD. "Look around. We're in a rush to...

Apple Supplier TSMC Seeks New Chip Factory in Singapore to Address Global Shortage

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the leading contract manufacturer of microprocessors in the world, is currently in talks to build a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Singapore — reports The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication's sources, the factory would be a multibillion-dollar project and TSMC has approached the government’s Economic Development Board to help...

Samsung Said to Increase Chipmaking Prices by 20% or More: Report

[caption id="attachment_373687" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Samsung Electronics[/caption] Samsung Electronics Co. is discussing price hikes of up to 20% with customers of its microprocessor fabrication business, to help cope with inflationary pressure on the costs of raw materials and logistics (via Bloomberg). Talks with some clients have already wrapped up, people familiar with the matter told...

Apple Buys Former Chip Fab Next to Samsung in North San Jose

According to an exclusive report by Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has bought a former chip fabrication facility in North San Jose, paying $18.2 million for the 70,000 square foot building at 3725 North First Street. The building, which was a manufacturing facility for semiconductor company Maxim Integrated Products, is located next to Samsung Semiconductor which earlier this year...