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Taiwan Component Makers Refuse to Lower Quotes For iPhone 7 Parts

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

Apple’s

Apple is said to have asked downstream part and component suppliers, excluding TSMC and Largan Precision, to reduce their quotes for iPhone 7 devices by as much as 20 percent, even though order volumes for new phones are reportedly 30 percent lower than those placed a year earlier. 566 more words

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Intel (INTC) and ARM Holdings (ARMH)

At its Developer Forum yesterday, INTC announced that it is opening its cutting-edge fabs to manufacture chips that employ ARMH designs created by third parties.  So, as at least part of its business, INTC intends to become a foundry like TSMC. 276 more words

Intel Foundries Able to Produce ARM-Based Chips Under New Licensing Deal

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

Under the terms of the deal, Intel plans to allow third-party semiconductor companies to use its 10-nanometer production lines for manufacturing ARM-based chips for smartphones, expanding the production options available to companies like Apple. 288 more words

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NVIDIA enlists Samsung to make 14nm Pascal GPUs by the year’s end

(Source: www.hardwarezone.com.sg)

NVIDIA enlists Samsung to make 14nm Pascal GPUs by the year’s end

NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs may be set to undergo a further process shrink. 236 more words

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Fin fet 16nm suggestions and thoughts

Here’s some quick tips and lessons learned about diving into tsmc 16nm

Fin fet Tsmc

  1. Unlearn what you’ve learned. It’s layout instinct to compact it but give more room.
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How TSMC Won Back Exclusivity With Apple for the A10 Chip in iPhone 7

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

Last year, MacRumors

Since then, TSMC confirmed in

First, it is helpful to understand why InFO-WLP (Integrated Fan-Out Wafer-Level Packing) is such an important development for Apple’s mobile processors. 1,457 more words

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