iPhone chip-maker enjoys big boost from strong demand

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iPhone 11 has been good to Apple's manufacturing partners.
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iPhone chip-maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) enjoyed a 9% boost in revenue in November.

The increase can be attributed to strong demand for the company’s 7-nanometer chipsets, which power Apple’s latest crop of smartphones. And TSMC is confident the success will continue into the holidays.

3-nanometer chips will be ready for 2022 iPhone

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3-nanometer chips will be ready for 2022 iPhone
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The A-series chip in Apple’s 2020 iPhone is likely to take advantage of the 5-nanometer technology developed by chip designer TSMC. However, the chip giant is already hard at work on a 3-nanometer process it thinks will be ready in 2022.

You know, just in time for the iPhone 12S and 12R or whatever Apple calls them!

Apple chipmaker racing ahead with its next next-gen nanometer process

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Apple chipmaker racing ahead with its next next-gen nanometer process
TSMC is preparing for the future.
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Apple chipmaker TSMC is busy preparing the nanometer process for its next-next generation chips, which could find their way into future Apple devices.

The leading chipmaking giant has secured 30 hectares of land in the Southern Taiwan Science Park. This is where it will house the foundry for chips made using its 3 nanometer process. Based on past progress, these would hit the iPhone sometime around 2021 or 2022.

Apple chipmaker rakes in record third quarter revenue

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TSMC is the company behind Apple's A13 chip.
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Apple chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has hit a new record for the third calendar quarter of the year. TSMC’s revenue beat previous guidance it gave in July.

The world’s largest contract chipmaker reported consolidated revenues of $3.3 billion for the month of September 2019. That’s down slightly from its record high in August. But it’s up 21.6% on quarter and 12.6% from one year earlier.

Apple chipmaker countersues rival for infringing on patents

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TSMC is the company behind Apple's A-series chips.
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Apple chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is counter-suing smaller chipmaking rival GlobalFoundries in the U.S., Germany, and Singapore. TSMC says that GlobalFoundries infringed on 25 of its patents.

TSMC is the world’s largest contact chipmaker. It creates the A-series chips used in Apple devices, such as the iPhone 11’s A13 processor. It is looking for “substantial monetary damages” from GlobalFoundries.

Apple chipmaker may start volume production of 5nm chips in March

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Could next year's iPhone chip be made using a cutting-edge 5-nanometer process?
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The iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is just making its way into customers’ hands. But work is already underway for next year’s handset refresh.

According to a new report, Apple chipmaker TSMC is gearing up to carry out volume production of its next-gen chips as early as March. And they could offer a major boost over this year’s A13 Bionic chips!

Apple chipmaker already preparing for its next-next-gen chips

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TSMC debuted its 7-nanometer process with last year's A12 Bionic chip.
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Apple chipmaker TSMC has kicked off development of its 3-nanometer process for future chips.

TSMC unveiled its 7-nanometer process with last year’s A12 Bionic chip. It is taking its 7nm tech for a victory lap with the A13 Bionic chip for this year’s iPhones. But according to the Apple chipmaker’s VP of corporate research Philip Wong there’s still plenty of space at the bottom.

Apple chipmaker hits record revenue highs in August

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The A12 Bionic chip was a massive hit for TSMC.
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Long-time Apple chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported new record revenue for the month of August. This follows shortly after leading Apple manufacturer Foxconn announced similar records.

TSMC’s August revenues hit a record high of $3.4 billion for the month. That’s a 25.2% increase sequentially and 16.5% on year.

Chip-maker’s lawsuit could block iPhone imports to the US

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TSMC microprocessors like these are the subject of a massive lawsuit brought by a US chipmaker.
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US-based Globalfoundries filed multiple patent-infringement lawsuits against TSMC, the Taiwanese company that manufactures the processors used in all iPhone and iPad models. It also sued Apple, Google and others that make products with TSMC chips.

The lawsuits seek the block the import into the US and Germany of all semiconductors made with what Globalfoundries claims is its intellectual property.

Apple chip supplier says Moore’s law still holds true

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The A14 won‘t be out until 2020, but TSMC explains why it’ll be plenty fast.
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Gordon Moore famously predicted back in 1965 that the number of transistors in a chip would double every 2 years. This held true for decades but there’s pessimism if it can continue.

TSMC, the company that’s produced every iPhone and iPad chip for years, disagrees. It’s loaded with optimism about the future of processor design.