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TSMC to turn new plant into packaging facility, says analyst

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) will turn a plant recently purchased from Qualcomm into a facility devoted to the development of the advanced integrated fan-out wafer-level packaging (InFO-WLP) technology, said a Hong Kong-based institutional investor. 38 more words

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TSMC to turn new plant into packaging facility, says analyst

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) will turn a plant recently purchased from Qualcomm into a facility devoted to the development of the advanced integrated fan-out wafer-level packaging (InFO-WLP) technology, said a Hong Kong-based institutional investor. 38 more words

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Taiwan Semiconductor: Big Opportunity In Tiny Wafers

Inside Taiwan Semiconductor’s fabrication — or “fab” — clean rooms pressurized with filtered air, technicians don white coveralls to control the level of contamination as they braid transistors by the billions into tiny slivers of silicon. 31 more words

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Bernstein: Samsung gets Apple’s next-gen iPhone chip business; TSMC gets iPad, 'iPad Pro,' and 'iPhone 6c'

”Samsung Electronics is ahead of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., or TSMC, in the FinFET technology race, according to Bernstein Research,” Shuli Ren reports for Barron’s. “As a result, Apple will most likely choose Samsung to manufacturer the chips for its next-generation iPhone, and give the iPad and low-end iPhone businesses to TSMC.” 63 more words

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Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple’s A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015. Earlier, some reports indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was likely to take up the majority of the A9 orders to be released by Apple. 29 more words

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Apple inks multi-billion dollar chip fabrication deal with Samsung, sources say

”Samsung Electronics agreed with Apple to produce application processors (APs) from next year for iPhones and iPads, sources said Monday,” Kim Yoo-chul reports for The Korea Times. 168 more words

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Korea Times claims Samsung will be lead supplier for next year's A-series chips

Korea Times is claiming that a deal has been struck with Apple for Samsung to supply 80% of the chips for next year’s iPhones and iPads, with TSMC picking up the balance of orders. 226 more words

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