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TSMC Reports 49.8% Operating Revenue Growth In Q1 2015

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. published its performance statistics for March and the first quarter of 2015. According to TSMC, the company achieved operating revenue of NTD222.03 billion, which was about CNY42.25 billion, during the first quarter of 2015, representing a year-on-year increase of 49.8% and a slight decrease of 0.2% compared with the previous quarter. 8 more words


10 Companies To Receive Supplier Excellence Awards From Analog Devices

NORWOOD, MA — Analog Devices, Inc. honored eight companies with its 14th Annual Supplier Excellence Awards during a ceremony held in Hong Kong. An additional two suppliers will receive their ADI Supplier Excellence Award at local ceremonies in… 264 more words


Mass-produce 10nm chipsets

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is now long overdue for a strong market comeback. The once powerful and highly-influential chip manufacturer has been lacking behind in die technology lately and is currently reduced to picking up the leftovers after Samsung claims major…

IoT to drive semiconductor growth, says TSMC co-CEO

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry’s next growth driver, spurring demand for chip components for use in applications particularly automotive, medical/healthcare and smart family, according to TSMC president and co-CEO CC Wei.  41 more words


TSMC to open new fab for 10nm manufacturing in mid-2016, says chairman

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for a new fab at its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in June 2015. The fab is designed to manufacture chips using 10nm process technology, according to TSMC chairman Morris Chang.  23 more words


Strong Galaxy S6 Sales Affect Apple’s Next iPhone Model


The strong pre-sales of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge may indirectly hurt future iPhone 6s sales. Bgr.com says Apple had previously announced that the new A9 processors would be built entirely by Samsung, but now Samsung may not be able to keep up with the demand as Galaxy sales pick up. 113 more words

TSMC hopes to build wholly-owned 12-inch fab in China

TSMC would prefer to set up its own 12-inch wafer fab in China, and management is evaluating the feasibility “aggressively,” according to the Taiwan-based contract chipmaker.  71 more words