For the past few iPhone generations, TSMC has reportedly been the exclusive supplier to Apple for their A-series chipsets. Prior to that, both Samsung and TSMC were producing the chipsets for Apple. Now it looks like TSMC’s exclusive deal with Apple could continue into 2019, according to a report from EE Times.
Recently Taiwanese company TSMC announced that they discovered a computer virus on their systems that forced them to temporarily halt production of their chipsets. Not much was known about the virus, but in a new report from Bloomberg, the company has since come forward with additional details about it.
Could Apple’s iPhones be delayed or be available in limited quantities at the start? That usually seems to be the case, and unfortunately that might not change with 2018’s iPhones because in a statement released by TSMC, it appears that the company’s production had to be temporarily halted due to the discovery of a computer virus.
Apple has relied on Samsung in the past to mass produce processors for its iPhones but it shifted its entire production run to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. or TSMC a couple of years ago. Samsung has thus been out of Apple’s processor supply chain but if a new report is to be believed, the company is trying hard to win orders for the company’s next chip which will presumably be […]
It goes without saying that Apple’s A12 chipset that will probably find its way into 2018’s iPhones and iPads will be faster and more powerful than its predecessor. However exactly how much faster are we talking about? Apparently it will be about 20% faster and 40% more efficient, or that’s what the speculation is at the moment.
Some analysts are predicting that Apple’s “real” super cycle will begin this year with the release of 2018’s iPhones, and while that remains to be seen, it seems that not everyone is so optimistic, such as TSMC who appears to be predicting that premium smartphone shipments are expected to decline in 2018.
For a while Apple has relied on Samsung to produce their A-series of chipsets that have been found in the iPhones and iPads, but in recent years Apple has also turned to other companies such as TSMC, who last we heard was the exclusive supplier for the A11 Bionic chipset. That exclusivity was thought to end in 2018 with Samsung coming on board for the A12, but apparently that might […]
At the moment there are probably only a handful of companies in the world that have the facilities and processes necessary to manufacture the chipsets that are found in smartphones today. This includes the likes of Samsung and TSMC, both of whom have regularly made the headlines when it comes to chipset production, especially with regards to Apple.
A recent report out of Korea has suggested that in 2018, Samsung could be brought back into the fold by Apple as being one of their suppliers for their 2018 A-series chipsets that will be used in the iPhone 9 (or whatever it will be called). This means that once again it will be both TSMC and Samsung supplying Apple with the chipsets.
According to a new report out of South Korea, Qualcomm has tapped the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC for the production of its next-generation 7-nanometer semiconductor chips. If this report is correct, it would signal a big move for Qualcomm which is currently aligned with a major player in the semiconductor industry.
There have been rumors to suggest that Apple will go with an embedded fingerprint sensor with the iPhone 8, where the home button will be removed and users can scan their fingerprint via the display. However there have been some photos that surface that suggests that maybe Apple might simply move the fingerprint sensor to the back.
Apple is not due to unveil new iPhones until the fall this year but that doesn’t mean that the wheels aren’t already in motion to get everything ready in time for mass production. A new report claims that Apple’s primary chip partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. or TSMC, is going to start volume production of the A11 processor in next month. This chip is going to debut with the iPhone […]
As you might have heard over the past few months, US President Donald Trump has been saying that US tech companies, such as Apple, should move their production back to the US instead of outsourcing to the likes of China. One of Apple’s manufacturing partners Pegatron joked that they might consider it if Apple pays for it, but TSMC could be taking it seriously.
According to a report from about a week ago, it was suggested that Apple’s 2017 iPads could either be delayed or in short supply at launch. This was apparently due to TSMC’s foundry problems that produced poor yields of the 10nm chips. However that report might have been false as TSMC has since refuted those claims.