TSMC will have 10nm fab by middle of next year
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Breaking ground in June

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for a new fab at its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in June.

Qualcomm to tap Samsung for Snapdragon 820
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New sources confirm old rumour

It appears that rumours of Qualcomm’s plans to ditch TSMC in favour of Samsung were spot on. 

Apple rumoured to swap Samsung for TSMC
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Friday, 17 April 2015 12:54

Apple rumoured to swap Samsung for TSMC


Terrified by Galaxy S6

Fruity cargo cult Apple is so terrified of the success that Samsung has had with its Galaxy S6 it has taken a chip order away from Samsung and given it to TSMC instead.

TSMC cuts Capex, Q2 sales to slip
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Friday, 17 April 2015 09:58

TSMC cuts Capex, Q2 sales to slip


Worse than expected

TSMC has released Q2 sales guidance, missing the mark and disappointing many analysts.

TSMC cleans everyone's clock for now
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Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:05

TSMC cleans everyone's clock for now


But writing on the wall

Funloving TSMC has reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit.

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:29

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule


16FF coming soon, 10nm in late 2016

TSMC has shed more light on its FinFET plans, saying its 16nm and 10nm nodes are on track.

TSMC expects 10nm volume production in 2017
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Moore’s Law alive and kicking

TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017. 

Snapdragon 820 to end up on Samsung’s 14nm node?
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TSMC lagging by at least one quarter

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC. 

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:36

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

TSMC faces weak smartphone chip demand
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Friday, 27 March 2015 11:22

TSMC faces weak smartphone chip demand


Blame the almighty dollar

The share value of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is falling faster than a team of free fall parachuting elephants who have forgotten to pack the key ingredient of their act.