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TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming 6C model and 16nm FinFET chips for 6S models, according to industry sources.  51 more words


TSMC to post flat to 5% revenue growth in 2Q15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post revenue growth of 0-5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed mainly by rising output for 20nm chips, according to industry sources.  70 more words


TSMC expected to win most Apple A9 chip orders

TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電) is expected to win the majority of orders from Apple Inc. for next-generation A9 chips that will be used in new iPhones, as its production processes are faster than rival Samsung Electronics Co., according to an Asia-based brokerage firm.  44 more words


Foundry houses in China, Taiwan set to compete for specialty process orders

Competition by foundry houses in China and Taiwan on specialty BSI (backside illuminated) technology is heating up after China-based SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International) announced recently that it is ready to fabricate CMOS image sensors using a 0.13-micron BSI process, according to industry sources.  59 more words


TSMC, MediaTek climb in IC R&D spending ranking

TAIPEI–Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC台積電) and MediaTek Inc.(聯發科) moved up in a ranking of top research and development spenders in the semiconductor industry, according to a report released Tuesday by market research firm IC Insights.  44 more words


Samsung to supply DRAM for Apple's next-gen iPhones; deal worth worth billions of dollars, sources say

”Samsung Electronics has agreed with LG Electronics and Apple to supply advanced DRAM chips for their new range of smartphones, two people familiar with the deal said Monday,” Kim Yoo-chul reports fore The Korea Times. 154 more words


Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.  51 more words