TSMC is the king of 28nm
Published in Processors

78 percent of the market

TSMC looks certain to keep its foot firmly on the throat of 28nm chip production, according to a new study.

Next iPhone will be Galaxy class
Published in News

Only a rounded rectangle between them

Samsung has officially scored a huge chunk of the hardware work in the iPhone 7 and will be putting a chip and a screen on the new shiny toy.

Foxconn steered Apple to TSMC
Published in Mobiles


Foxconn, Apple's main supplier, might have steered Jobs' Mob to TSMC to spite the spite Samsung and keep the money in Taiwan.

ASML will flog 15 EUV machines to mysterious "US customer"
Published in News

Yeah it is probably Intel

ASML, Europe's largest supplier to computer chip makers, will sell 15 of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) chip etching systems to a "single U.S. customer" who is probably Intel.

Internet of Things will kick-start semi-conductor industry
Published in Wearables

TSMC sees gold in them thar hills

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry's next growth driver, according to TSMC president and co-CEO CC Wei.


TSMC promises 7nm chips in 2017
Published in Processors

Promised you a miracle

TSMC is telling the world that it is optimistic about its abilities to make chips using super thin process technologies.

TSMC will have 10nm fab by middle of next year
Published in Processors

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
Published in Processors

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
Published in News

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
Published in Processors

Worse than expected

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