Taiwan chip maker TSMC to build $12 billion worth chip factory in Arizona

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TMSC) has announced its intention to build and operate a $12 billion advanced semiconductor facility in Arizona, the United States. Notably, the construction is planned to start in 2021 with production targeted to begin in 2024. Continue reading “Taiwan chip maker TSMC to build $12 billion worth chip factory in Arizona”

TSMC said to remain as exclusive supplier of Apple ‘A13’ chips for 2019 iPhones

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According to industry analysts, TSMC said to remain as Apple’s contract chip maker next year, as the exclusive supplier of “A13” chips for 2019 iPhones. TSMC has been Apple’s exclusive supplier of A-series chips since 2016. It also remains a partner for A10 and A11 Bionic chip for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 series, and iPhone X. Continue reading “TSMC said to remain as exclusive supplier of Apple ‘A13’ chips for 2019 iPhones”

ARM’s first 10nm chip enters test production at TSMC

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ARM is about to receive its first multicore 64-bit 10nm FF test chips. The company on Wednesday announced that the test chip based on TSMC’s 10FinFET process technology shows impressive power reduction of up to 30% at same frequency and efficiency gains of 11-12% in comparison to 16FinFET+ process technology. Continue reading “ARM’s first 10nm chip enters test production at TSMC”

Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units will have varying battery life based on the chipset used

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Apple is using the really powerful A9 chipset in the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The chipset is sourced from Samsung and TSMC which are two different manufacturers of chipsets. Apparently, thebattery life of you iPhone 6s or 6s Plus will depend on which chipset your particular phone is running.

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Apple A10 processor details emerge

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Apple just announced the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus earlier this month, both of which run the new Apple A9 chipset with 64bit architecture. Now, we are already beginning to receive rumors about the next gen Apple A10 processor.

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TSMC switching to 8 inch processing for TouchID sensors

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TSMC or the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is responsible for manufacturing Touch ID sensors for the Apple iPhone. Apple had previously contracted TSMC to produce fingerprint sensors at their 12 inch processing facility using a 65nm process. Due to risks associated with the 12 inch Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) process, the production yield has so far been limited to between 70-80%. This is set to change.  Continue reading “TSMC switching to 8 inch processing for TouchID sensors”

Tegra 3 chip shortage affects NVIDIA

People have been talking about nVIDIA and Tegra 3 from the beginning of this year, last year they were the first chip manufacturers to bring out dual core chips and now this year they are again the first ones to bring out Quadcores. Though the vision and the chipset architecture is really great there have been some problems in nVIDIA’s camp and we have come to know that there is a shortage and it will affect nVIDA in a big way.

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