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TSMC may have already nailed down Apple’s A10 chip orders

The iPhone 6s isn’t even out yet, but already reports are claiming that Apple has awarded its A10 processor orders for the next eagerly-anticipated iPhone upgrade, the iPhone 7. The winning company if you believe said rumors? None other than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company — the manufacturer said to be making half of Apple’s A9 chips for […]

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Apple may give majority of its A9 chip business to TSMC instead of Samsung

Samsung might finally be kicked the curb when it comes to who gets the lion’s share of Apple’s chipmaking business. According to analysts Olivia and Rick Hsu from Daiwa Securities, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is likely to snap up 70 percent of all Apple’s A9…

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TSMC will likely get golden ticket as Apple’s main A9 chip supplier

The iPhone 6 has barely been on the market for three months but the iPhone 6S rumor mill is starting to heat up with a battle brewing between Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) and Samsung to become the main supplier…

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TSMC will help Samsung produce Apple’s A9 chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will manufacture the A9 chips planned for the next generation iPad devices, while Samsung will snap up the majority of iPhone 7 A9 chip orders, according to a new report coming out of China. This…

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Samsung and TSMC battle it out for Apple’s A9 chip orders

Competition is heating up between Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build Apple’s next generation A9 chips, according to a new report citing industry sources. TSMC is currently manufacturing the majority of the A8 chips used in Apple’s…

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TSMC lands CPU orders for Apple’s giant-sized iPad

There have been plenty of reports lately about Apple’s plans to unleash a giant-sized 12.9-inch iPad early next year, and according to a new report from Digitimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has landed the orders to make its soup-up…

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TSMC may be losing A-series chip orders to Samsung

There’s a line in 1990′s The Godfather: Part III when Al Pacino’s Michael describes his inability to extract his family from a life of crime, saying: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Much the…

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Apple files for Samsung divorce with first batch of TSMC microprocessors

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has reportedly started shipping its first batch of iPhone and iPad microprocessors to Apple, according to sources familiar with the matter. By making microprocessors for Apple, TSMC is taking over a role previously carried out by…

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Apple Plans To Shift Most Of A8 Production Away From Samsung And Onto TSMC

armchipappleAs the battle for global smartphone supremacy has matured into just a two company battle pitting Apple against Samsung, Cupertino is looking to add more between itself and its archenemy by becoming less dependent on Samsung to build chips like the A7 processor featured in the iPhone 5s. While Apple can’t totally rid itself of […]

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Apple Continues To Inch Away From Samsung With TSMC Processor Deal For 2014

tsmcApple and Samsung are heated rivals when it comes to selling smartphones and tablets, but the two companies are still in bed behind the scenes. Samsung makes the majority of Apple’s processors for the iPhone and iPad, and there hasn’t been another manufacturer that’s capable of replacing Samsung’s assembly line prowess. Moves are being made […]

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