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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...

Apple Supplier TSMC Reports Sixth Straight Quarter of Record Sales

Thanks to an elevated chip demand from Apple and other customers worldwide, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has reported a sixth straight quarter of record sales, Bloomberg is reporting. TSMC's chips are used in everything from iPhones to cars from leading automakers. The company’s revenue for the December quarter soared 21% to $15.8 billion, setting a...

Apple to Begin Using its Own 5G iPhone Modems in 2023

Apple is partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to develop its own 5G iPhone modems starting in 2023. This is a bid for Apple to distance itself from Qualcomm, which currently provides Apple with its modems for the iPhone. As reported by Nikkei, Apple is said to be adopting TSMC's 4nm chip production technology...

Apple Supplier TSMC Responds to US Request for Supply Chain Information

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Monday it has responded to Washington's data request related to the global chip shortage. In an effort to better understand the semiconductor supply chain, a few weeks ago the US Commerce Department asked semiconductor firms to supply it with certain data. Among those companies...

Smartphone Prices Expected to Rise as TSMC Hikes Chip Production Rates

Prices of smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices powered by semiconductors are on track to rise into 2022 as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's biggest contract chipmaker, is raising its fees for chip production services (via Nikkei Asia). TSMC, which controls over half the global foundry market, makes chips for the likes of Apple,...

Apple Reportedly Hiking iPhone 13 Costs to Compensate for Increased Chip Costs

Apple is reportedly looking to increase the price tag on the iPhone 13 range to mitigate the impact of rise in chip-making costs. According to a new report from DigiTimes (via MacRumors), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Apple's leading chip supplier, is reportedly planning to increase the costs of its chip production. "TSMC has reportedly notified customers...

Apple to be one of the First to Adopt TSMC’s Next-Generation 3nm Chips

Apple will be amongst the first to adopt Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s (TSMC) next-generation 3nm chip, alongside Intel. Both companies are poised to begin integrating the new chip as early as 2022. According to a report from Nikkei, sources have said both Apple and Intel are testing their chip designs with TSMC's 3-nanometer production technology....

TSMC to Prioritize Apple’s Orders Amid Ongoing Semiconductor Shortage

According to a new report by DigiTimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be prioritizing chip orders from Apple and car manufacturers in Q3 2021, amid the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors (via 9to5Mac). TSMC is Apple’s exclusive manufacturer of the A-series chips that go into iPhone and iPad devices, as well as the M-series...

Taiwan’s TSMC Beats Market Estimates, Posts 19.4% Quarterly Profit

Thanks to unprecedented demand for high-end chips from people buying the iPhones and other flagship devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has surpassed market expectations by posting a 19.4% rise in Q1 net profit (via Reuters). Net profit for January-March at TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, was T$139.7 billion...