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TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its revenues to grow 21-23% sequentially to NT$180-183 billion (US$5.97-6.07 billion) in the second quarter of 2014. Second-quarter gross margin is expected to range from 47.5-49.5% compared to 47.5% a quarter earlier, while operating margin will reach 36.5-38.5%, up from 35.4% in the previous quarter, TSMC said. 8 more words


Samsung, Globalfoundries team up in challenge to TSMC

“Samsung Electronics Co. and Globalfoundries Inc. are teaming up in the made-to-order chip business, an alliance aimed at stealing orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.,” Ian King reports for Bloomberg. 165 more words


Taiwan Semiconductor profit up 21% in Q1

TAIPEI: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 21 per cent year-on-year, boosted by stronger than expected demand for chips used in smartphones and tablets. 40 more words


TSMC targets record revenue as high-end smartphones demand more chips

“Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company’s chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features,” Christopher Cushing reports for Reuters. 187 more words


LG will soon try its luck at designing mobile processors in the near future, a company spokesperson recently confirmed. The South Korea-based electronics maker will reportedly contract Taiwan-based TSMC to manufacture its processors. 98 more words


The strange thing about Apple's recent hires

“According to AppleInsider, over the past three years, Apple has hired at least thirty ‘mid- to senior-level baseband software and hardware engineers from existing players like Broadcom and Qualcomm,’” Chris Reed reports for Wall St. 166 more words


Analyst: No Apple custom baseband chips before 2015

“Apple’s rumored custom iPhone baseband chip probably won’t be ready until 2015 or later, according to a recent research note from J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall,” Nathanael Arnold reports for Wall St. 143 more words