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TSMC Q1 profits down: 28nm a “roaring success”

TSMC Q1 profits down: 28nm a “roaring success”

TSMC, the company that fabricates the chips found in electronics the world over, has announced its Q1 financial results. Profits are up over last quarter, but they’re still below what the company was seeing for the Q1 of last year. Total revenue was NT $105.51 billion (~$3.59 billion), which gave TSMC a profit of NT $33.47 billion (~$1.14 billion). Revenue was up 0.1% over last year, but profits are down 7.7%.

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TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC, tipped to be biting into Samsung's supply contract with Apple, has announced that it has begun volume production of 28nm chips and has products already shipping to customers, though the company did not confirm Apple was one of them. Instead, AMD, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Altera all get name-checked, with AMD and NVIDIA saying they will be using the 28nm process silicon in their next-gen graphics products.

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ARM and TSMC announce tape out of first multicore 20nm ARM Cortex-A15 processor

ARM and TSMC announce tape out of first multicore 20nm ARM Cortex-A15 processor

The taping out of a new processor is one of the points on the map to full production of a new processor. This step has to be completed before the new processors can come to market. ARM and TSMC have announced that they have completed tape out the first 20nm ARM Cortex-A15 multicore processor. Going to a smaller build process is very important to allowing processors to have better performance while producing less heat and consuming less power.

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Samsung keeps Apple A6 contract despite TSMC bid says exec

Samsung keeps Apple A6 contract despite TSMC bid says exec

Reports that Apple would ditch Samsung and look instead to TSMC for the Apple A6 processor expected to feature in the next-gen iPad 3 and iPhone 5 are premature, a Samsung exec has insisted, claiming that the two companies will continue to collaborate on chipset design and manufacture. While multiple sources had suggested TSMC had snatched the production contract out from under Samsung, as Apple supposedly distanced itself from over-reliance on its courtroom foe, issues around manufacturing have apparently left Apple still dependent on Samsung The Korea Times reports.

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Apple reportedly hosts TSMC to discuss ousting Samsung

Apple reportedly hosts TSMC to discuss ousting Samsung

TSMC has reportedly dispatched a delegation of execs and engineers to Apple's Cupertino campus to discuss potential manufacturing deals for the upcoming Apple A6 processor and other chips, as Apple attempts to reduce its dependence on Samsung. The 60-strong team is expected to discuss patent issues and TSMC's 28nm production process, DigiTimes' sources tip them, following reports back in September that the manufacturer had already clinched a foundry partnership agreement with Apple.

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TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

TSMC wins Apple A6 and A7 contract tips insider: Samsung dumped

Apple's A6 and A7 processor production will indeed shift to TSMC, sources claim, as the company continues to distance itself from Samsung Electronics. The two firms have recently signed a foundry partnership agreement, DigiTimes reports, which will see the next-gen Apple A6 chipset and its successor, unofficially dubbed the Apple A7, produced using TSMC's 28nm and 20nm processes. Apple has until now relied on Samsung to produce the chips found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4, co-developing the original A4 with the Korean company. However, increasingly strained relations and a number of ongoing legal battles have supposedly prompted Apple to look elsewhere for some of its components.

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Apple A6 chip in test production as TSMC eyes Samsung’s job

Apple A6 chip in test production as TSMC eyes Samsung’s job

Apple has reportedly green-lighted a production trial of Apple A6 next-gen processors by TSMC, amid ongoing rumors that the Cupertino company intends to dump Samsung as a component supplier as son as it can. According to Reuters' source, whether TSMC scoops the valuable contract will be down to what chip yield it can manage: if the proportion of defect-free A6 processors produced meets with Apple's liking, the company is expected to grant a formal contract.

Apple to dump Samsung for TSMC in A6 chip production snub?

Apple to dump Samsung for TSMC in A6 chip production snub?

Apple and Samsung's ongoing legal rumpus could see the Korean company lose the manufacturing contract for the next-gen Apple A6 processor, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) the likely benefactor of the supply chain shakeup. According to both a Taipei Merill Lynch analyst and an Ars Technica source, Apple and TSMC are currently in talks with the entire A6 production deal on the table.

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NVIDIA and TSMC ship billionth GeForce GPU

NVIDIA and TSMC ship billionth GeForce GPU

NVIDIA and TSMC have announced that the one-billionth NVIDIA GeForce GPU has been shipped. The GPUs are designed by NVIDIA and TSMC builds them inside its foundries. The announcement marks a milestone for NVIDIA whose line of GPUs are very popular in the desktop and mobile space.

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Qualcomm tipped to be eying Samsung fabs for next chips

Qualcomm tipped to be eying Samsung fabs for next chips

In the tech industry, the term "frenemies" isn't entirely new. Companies that lambast each other in public usually have quieter, friendly deals in some corners. Despite the almost toxic rivalry between Apple and Samsung, the Korean manufacturer has been, at several points in time, a supplier of components for Cupertino's devices. And now, despite the perceived tension between Qualcomm and Samsung, the San Diego, California chip maker is now rumored to be looking at Samsung's foundries for making its next high-end chip, the Snapdragon 820.

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