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Ahead of Apple's seminal 'iPhone Pro,' chip demand from the wannabe phone makers slows

”Chip suppliers engaged in Apple’s supply chain started to see orders pick up in June,” Julian Ho and Jessie Shen report for DigiTimes. “On the other hand, chip demand from the non-Apple camp has been slow, according to sources at backend houses, which do not expect orders from their non-Apple customers to rise substantially until the fourth quarter.” 137 more words

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TSMC Rumored to Be Sole Supplier of A-Series iPhone Chips in 2018

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

In today’s report, TSMC’s integrated fan-out wafer-level packaging technology — which the supplier uses in its 7-nanometer FinFET chip fabrication — is looked at as largely superior to any progress made by Samsung in the same field. 589 more words

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Apple's secret new iPhone just made this 86-year-old a billionaire

”The chairman of the world’s largest contract chipmaker has become a billionaire thanks to expected demand for Apple Inc.’s new iPhone,” Venus Feng reports for Bloomberg. 177 more words

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The new iPad Pro A10X chip is the first 10nm TSMC chip, smallest iPad SoC die size to date

(Source: 9to5mac.com)

Apple’s new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro features the latest iteration in Apple’s processor and GPU design, packaged into the A10X SoC. 350 more words

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Qualcomm reportedly dropped Samsung to work with TSMC for 7nm Snapdragon platform

(Source: www.hardwarezone.com.sg)

Qualcomm reportedly dropped Samsung to work with TSMC for 7nm Snapdragon platform

Like the smartphone market, the chipset making business is a brutal one. 170 more words

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TSMC Sources Claim 'iPhone 8' Will Have Touch ID Integrated into Display

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) said it spoke to sources from Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), who apparently confirmed Apple’s achievement during a technology convention held in Taipei on Thursday. 809 more words

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