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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...

Apple Supplier TSMC Expects Chip Shortage to Carry on Into 2022

Apple silicon supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has said that the global chip shortage, affecting many tech companies, may continue well into 2022. Today, TSMC reported a strong first quarter. As reported by Reuters, TSMC saw a 19.4% rise in Q1 profits. This rise beat market expectations and is said to be attributed to...

Apple Fully Books TSMC’s Entire 5nm Production Capacity

Apple has fully booked chip manufacturer TSMC's 5nm line for the year. TSMC, the world's largest chipset manufacturer, had started mass-production of 5nm chips for the past few months. Now, according to a new report from Extreme Tech, the company's facility for the production of 5nm chips has been fully booked by Apple. The semiconductor manufacturer...

TSMC Details Potential Performance Improvements in iPhone 12

Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer TSMC has shared some new details regarding its 5nm manufacturing process, which the upcoming iPhone 12’s A14 chip will be based on, giving us an insight into potential performance improvements in Apple’s 2020 flagship devices (via AnandTech). At its annual Technology Symposium, the chip maker started off with its upcoming 5nm N5 process...

Apple Chipmaker TSMC on Schedule for 3nm Process Fabrication: Digitimes

Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC is reportedly hard at work getting things ready for a 3nm fabrication process, likely to produce chips for use in a future iPhone. Research for the 3nm production process is still ongoing and TSMC, like all other chipmakers, has been working on developing processes at smaller nanometer levels. A new Digitimes report explains...

iPhone 12 Volume Production Set to Begin Next Month: Digitimes

A new report says that Apple has nearly finished testing the new iPhone 12, and that volume production will being next month. Piggy-backing on its earlier report alleging that Apple might need to push back the launch of its first 5G-capable iPhone to October, Taiwanese trade publication Digitimes yesterday said that mass production of the device...

Apple Supplier TSMC to Build Chip Plant in Arizona

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, Apple's supplier for its A-series chips, is planning to build a new chip plant in Arizona, according to a report from Reuters. TSMC is expecting to build a $12 billion advanced chip plant to manufacture 5-nanometer transistor chips for the company. It is expected that 1,600 positions will become available...