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SEMI ranks Taiwan world's No. 1 chip equipment spender

Want China Times — Taiwan is expected to grab the title as the largest spender on semiconductor equipment in 2015, according to an estimate released by the trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).  38 more words

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TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Digi Times — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast for 2015 global semiconductor and foundry growth.  34 more words

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TSMC says 10nm on schedule

Digi Times — TSMC has reiterated plans to move 10nm FinFET technology to risk production at the end of 2016, followed by mass production in the first quarter of 2017.  37 more words

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TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple’s A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources. Just before production kicked off, Apple requested modifications to the mask patterns prompting both contract chipmakers to rework wafers, said the sources. 22 more words

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TSMC cuts 28/20nm prices as much as 10%

Digi Times — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has slashed its prices on 28nm and 20nm process technologies by 5-10% in order to secure orders from major clients including Qualcomm and MediaTek, according to industry sources.  32 more words

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Xilinx tapes out MPSoC on TSMC 16nm FF+ process

Digi Times — The new Xilinx MPSoC series – dubbed Zynq UltraScale Plus – combines seven user programmable processors including a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 application processing unit, a dual-core 32-bit ARM Cortex-R5 real-time processing unit, and an ARM Mali-400 graphics processing unit. 28 more words

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TSMC expected to secure major Apple A10 chip orders in 2016

Want China Times — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world’s largest contract chip maker, is expected to secure more than half the orders for Apple’s new mobile chip in 2016 thanks to better production capacity planning.  58 more words

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