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WSJ: TSMC Ships 20 nm Apple A-Series Chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has already started shipping the first batch of processors to Apple in the second quarter of 2014, according to sources familiar with the matter speaking with the Wall Street Journal. This is bad news for Samsung, previously Apple’s exclusive chip provider, because it will see its Taiwanese competitor supplying the...

TSMC Said to Have Shipped First Batch of Fingerprint Sensors for New iPhones and iPads

Apple has already received the first batch of fingerprint sensors for the next-generation iPhone, iPad Air and iPad mini from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Chinese sources have told cecb2b.com (via GforGames). Citing supply chain sources, the Chinese site states that the aforementioned fingerprint sensors are being assembled by Xintec and China Wafer Level CSP,...

TSMC: Apple has Moved the Mobile Device Industry to 64-bit

During an earnings conference today, a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) executive said that Apple's 64-bit A7 processor has moved the mobile device industry to 64-bit, CNET is reporting. Last year, Apple officially signed a deal with TSMC to manufacture A-series chips for iOS devices, who reportedly began production of the A8 SoC for the 'iPhone 6' last month. Mark...

TSMC Starts Production of Apple’s A8 Chip

Apple's new chip supplier partner TSMC has already started producing the A8 SoC for the iPhone 6, reports Agence France Press, fueling further speculation about Apple and Samsung parting ways (via G4Games). Citing supply chain sources speaking with the Taipei-based Commercial Times, the AFP reports that TSMC started manufacturing the A8 chip last month. The...

TSMC to Be Sole A8 Chip Supplier [Rumour]

The Taiwanese site Technews reports that Apple's A8 SoC will be manufactured entirely by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), as Samsung is facing 20 nm provisioning delays and won't be able to meet Apple's demands (via G4Games). As Digitimes' sources pointed out in mid-2013, Apple's custom A8 SoC will be manufactured using the 20 nm process,...

TSMC to Produce Fingerprint Sensors for Next Gen iPhone at 12-Inch Fab [DigiTimes]

DigiTimes is reporting through its anonymous industry sources that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin manufacturing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in the second quarter of 2014. The Taiwanese chip maker is also expected to handle the backend wafer level-chip scale packaging (WL-CSP) process in house, to ensure the...

Samsung to Share 14 nm A9 Chip Orders With TSMC in 2015 [Digitimes]

Digitimes reports that Samsung has inked a deal with Apple to manufacture up to 40% of their A-series 14 nm chips in 2015. The rest will be covered by Apple's new partner TSMC. Samsung Electronics has signed a contract for the production of Apple's next-generation smartphone application processors to be used in 2015 using 14/16nm FinFET...