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More Claims of Samsung Being Cut Out of Apple's A7 Chip Development

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The Korea Times reports that Samsung has been excluded from Apple's plans for its next-generation A7 system-on-a-chip expected to be released next year to power upcoming iOS devices. According to the report, Apple is moving forward with plans to shift production to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)."Apple is sharing confidential...
More Claims of Samsung Being Cut Out of Apple's A7 Chip Development
Qualcomm partners with Samsung and UMC to increase Snapdragon S4 supply, report says

Apple Severs More Ties With Samsung, Taps TSMC for Its A7 processors

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Apple has decided to exclude Samsung from the development of its upcoming A7 processors, according to The Korea Times. This report falls in line with previous rumors. Severing more ties with Samsung, Apple will now rely on the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build its A7 processors. The processors are slated for a...
Apple Severs More Ties With Samsung, Taps TSMC for Its A7 processors
Juicy rumor: Apple looking to split up with Intel

Apple A6 X processor production reportedly goes from Samsung to TSMC

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC for short) has been contracted by Apple to soon begin manufacturing A6X chips, according to a report from Taiwanese-based Commercial Times (via France24). The move, which has been speculated in recent months, is said to reduce Apple’s reliance on South Korean-based Samsung who has been responsible...
Apple A6 X processor production reportedly goes from Samsung to TSMC
Imagination Technologies will boost mobile graphics performance through customization

Samsung Invests $976 Million in ASML for Tech to Build Smaller Chips

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Following Intel and contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), Samsung Electronics will invest €779 million (US$976 million) in the Dutch......
Samsung Invests $976 Million in ASML for Tech to Build Smaller Chips

Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

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Intel hasn't signaled a change in strategy with the appointment of Brian Krzanich to CEO, but it is likely that the company will take steps to outrun its foundry competition by opening its industry-leading manufacturing facilities to more third parties.Krzanich replaces Paul Otellini, who will retire this month after...
Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chips to be made by Samsung

www.electronista.com
Demand for Qualcommís Snapdragon S4 mobile processors has become so great, that it has been forced to partner with mobile processor rival Samsung to produce additional supply. Qualcomm is a fabless chip designer and currently contracts Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to build its latest design on its 28nm process. However,...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chips to be made by Samsung

What are Intel and TSMC up to?

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The world's two largest creators of computer chips are cooking something up together. On Monday morning, there will be a chip industry summit of sorts: Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's largest chip foundry, will make a strategic announcement at Intel headquarters in Santa...
What are Intel and TSMC up to?

Apple Is Blasting A Multi-Billion Dollar Hole In Samsung's Business (AAPL, SSNLF)

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As consumers, it seems to most of us that all Korean gadget giant Samsung makes is TVs, Android phones, Android tablets, some computers, and commercials featuring LeBron James or hipsters in iPhone lines. But actually, Samsung also has a pretty big business making the guts of gadgets for other companies....
Apple Is Blasting A Multi-Billion Dollar Hole In Samsung's Business (AAPL, SSNLF)

ARM intros low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 variant

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ARM on Tuesday rolled out a unique variant on the Cortex-A15 designed to bring the next-generation chip to shelves faster and with less power use. A new hard macro variant that has fixed specifications, including quad cores clocked at 2GHz based on a 28 nanometer TSMC-made (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)...
ARM intros low-power, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 variant

TSMC forecasts near 100% share of 28nm chip market in 2013, may signal massive Apple orders

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Chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Morris Chang said on Friday that he expects his company to be responsible for almost all chips built on the 28nm process in 2013, prompting analysts to suggest that the company may have struck a deal with Apple to build the next-generation...
TSMC forecasts near 100% share of 28nm chip market in 2013, may signal massive Apple orders
iPad 5 Estimated to Be 15% Thinner, 25% Lighter Than Current iPad

Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung

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Apple is finding that breaking up with Samsung is hard to do. For evidence, look no further than Apple Inc.’s effort to find a company other than ferocious rival Samsung Electronics Co. to make the sophisticated chip brains used in Apple’s iPads and iPhones. This month, after years of technical...
Apple Finds It Difficult to Divorce Samsung

Apple rethinking Samsung chip partnership, say sources

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Apple appears to be in the process of shifting chip production from Samsung to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. [Read more]...
Apple rethinking Samsung chip partnership, say sources
Samsung Gets Bigger Payday From Apple's A6 Processor Production, But Kept Out Of Design

TSMC Q1 Profit Down, but It Expects Earnings to Bounce Back

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) reported first quarter net profit falling by 7.7 percent year-over-year, but the company expects to see profit......
TSMC Q1 Profit Down, but It Expects Earnings to Bounce Back

Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs

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Intense semiconductor competition has already forced numerous Japanese companies to work together, and now Fujitsu has announced that it'll merge its LSI chip design and R&D divisions with Panasonic. The two companies are looking to the state-run Development Bank of Japan to fund the new venture, which comes in...
Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs
Apple might drop Samsung-built chips for TSMC's quad-core ones in 2013
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 chips will have supply issues until 2013

Heads up, Intel: TSMC cranks up ARM chip to 3GHz

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is pushing the power-sipping ARM chip design toward unfamiliar, high-performance territory. [Read more]...
Heads up, Intel: TSMC cranks up ARM chip to 3GHz

TSMC Confirms Deal with Apple to Produce A-Series Chips for Future iOS Devices

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to produce some A-series chips for Apple's iOS devices starting in 2014. The article confirms a report from Digitimes published earlier this week regarding the deal.This month, after years of technical delays, Apple...
TSMC Confirms Deal with Apple to Produce A-Series Chips for Future iOS Devices
Korea Times posts its latest 'Apple moving away from Samsung' claim

Apple May be Shifting Back to Samsung for Future Display Production

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Despite an ongoing lawsuit with Samsung that has led to ever increasing animosity between the two companies, Apple is said to be considering new contracts with Samsung to provide displays for its product lineup. According to Korean site ETNews.com (via AppleInsider), Apple is planning to resume purchasing LCDs from Samsung...
Apple May be Shifting Back to Samsung for Future Display Production

TSMC's big expectations for its 20nm chips suggest negotiations with Apple

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Officials at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have high hopes for their forthcoming 20-nanometer chip production process, fueling speculation that Apple plans to adopt the company's chips for its iPhone and iPad starting in 2014....
TSMC's big expectations for its 20nm chips suggest negotiations with Apple

Apple reportedly turns to Taiwan's TSMC for make next A7 chip

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An unconfirmed report suggests that Apple has turned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce its upcoming A7 processor for mobile devices. The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is the largest foundry, or maker of chips that are designed by other companies. DigiTimes reported that the company is expected to tape...
Apple reportedly turns to Taiwan's TSMC for make next A7 chip

Money can't buy everything: TSMC denied Apple exclusive mobile chips acces

gigaom.com
Apple is looking to expand its chip suppliers, and turned to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) with a hefty investment offer and request for exclusive access to a product line. According to Bloomberg report Wednesday, TSMC said no. Apple wasn’t alone; Qualcomm went to TSMC as well with a generous...
Money can't buy everything: TSMC denied Apple exclusive mobile chips acces

Apple's next-gen A7 processor reportedly being readied for production by TSMC

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A report from the Far East cites sources who expect Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to "tape out" Apple's A7 SoC this month ahead of risk production in early summer, suggesting that future iOS devices may not rely solely on silicon manufactured by Samsung....
Apple's next-gen A7 processor reportedly being readied for production by TSMC

Samsung being cut out of A7 chip production, report says

www.electronista.com
Apple is giving A7 chip production over to TSMC, instead of long-time A-series chip manufacturer Samsung, an executive with one of Samsung's Korean partners has indicated to The Korea Times. "Apple is sharing confidential data for its next A7 system-on-chip (SoC) with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)," the person...
Samsung being cut out of A7 chip production, report says
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