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Apple Chip Supplier TSMC Warns Plants Would Shut Down if China Invades Taiwan

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Limited's microprocessor factories would become "not operable" if China were to invade its home country, company Chair Mark Liu said in a recent interview with CNN (via CNBC). Liu warned that chipmaking is not an isolated operation and relies on global supply chains. "Nobody can control TSMC by force....

Samsung Begins Production of 3nm chips, Beating TSMC

Samsung has kickstarted production of its own 3nm chipset. As the company has begun to fabricate the more efficient and powerful chips, Samsung is effectively beating Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the production race. Earlier this month, it was reported that TSMC was on track to begin mass production of its own 3nm chip....

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...

iPhone Supplier TSMC Announced Production of 2nm Processors by 2025

Apple's chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revealed its plans to begin production of 2nm processors by 2025. As the industry projects a transition over to 2nm technology, TSMC is committed to keeping up with its competitors. The announcement (via Nikkei Asia) was conducted in person. The company made this occasion the first...

TSMC Expected to Begin Mass Production of M2 Pro Chip Later This Year

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 keynote saw the official announcement of its next-gen M2 silicon. The new chipset is being introduced within the upcoming 2022 MacBookAir. However, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is reportedly looking to begin work on the upgraded M2 Pro later this year. Analyst Jeff Pu of Haitong Intl Tech Research...

Samsung, Intel Held Talks to ‘Cooperate’ on Semiconductors: Report

Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger met with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong in South Korea on Monday to discuss how the two semiconductor giants can "cooperate" as the industry as a whole faces supply chain headwinds amidst a surplus of demand — reports Nikkei Asia. "They discussed how to cooperate between the two companies," Samsung...

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...

TSMC’s Apple Business Predicted to Grow Nearly 25% in 2022

As the transition to Apple silicon nears completion, chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see revenue growth of nearly 25% from its Apple business this year, DigiTimes is reporting (via MacRumors). Citing supply chain sources, the publication says Apple is expecting shipments of chips for new iPhones and other devices from TSMC...

Apple Supplier TSMC Says Demand for Smartphones and PCs Dropping: Report

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), one of Apple's biggest suppliers and the largest chipmaker in the world, is seeing signs of slowing demand for smartphones, PCs, and other consumer electronics, the company's chairman said on Wednesday (via Nikkei Asia). The news comes just days after Apple was found to have cut production targets for its new...

TSMC, Intel Halting Chip Deliveries to Russia Amid U.S. Sanctions

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and other leading chipmakers have begun halting sales to Russia amid the U.S. sanctions aimed at hurting the country's economy following its invasion of Ukraine (via The Washington Post). Last week, the Biden administration announced the U.S. would cut off more than half of Russia’s high-tech imports in an attempt to...

iPhone 14 Battery Life May Increase with New 5G Chip: Report

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro renders by EAP The iPhone 14 lineup could offer more battery life than the iPhone 13 series with a new 5G chip manufactured by TSMC. According to a new report from the Economic Daily News (via MacRumors), TSMC has obtained all orders for Apple's 5G radio frequency or RF chips for...

Apple Supplier TSMC’s Arizona Chip Plant Faces Construction Delay

Apple supplier TSMC's Arizona plant is having problems due to labour shortages and COVID-19. According to Nikkei Asia, TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, which is responsible for Apple's A- and M-series processors, is finding it more challenging to expand overseas than at home: TSMC initially planned to start moving in chip production equipment by around...