• News tagged "tsmc"

Thursday, 21 Jan 2016

TSMC to begin 10nm production this year, has plans for 5nm by 2020

TSMC to begin 10nm production this year, has plans for 5nm by 2020

TSMC has laid out an ambitious roadmap to help it gain an edge in the foundry wars, including plans to begin production of 10nm chips this year, and 5nm by 2020.

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015

Teardown of Apple’s A9X processor shows 12 GPU cores

Teardown of Apple’s A9X processor shows 12 GPU cores

A Chipworks teardown showed the inner workings of the iPad Pro’s dual-core processor, and it comes with 12 GPU cores, no L3 cache, and a 128-bit memory controller. Read on to see the rest.

Thursday, 8 Oct 2015

Some iPhone 6s' reportedly have two hours better battery life than others

Some iPhone 6s' reportedly have two hours better battery life than others

As previously reported, two versions of the A9 processor can be found inside the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, one made by Samsung, and one made by TSMC. Initial reports showed slight differences between the two chipsets. However, new tests have shown that the TSMC chip may have up to two hours better battery life than Samsung's.

Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015

Here's how the Samsung-made A9 chip fared against its TSMC counterpart in benchmarks

Here's how the Samsung-made A9 chip fared against its TSMC counterpart in benchmarks

Curious to know how the Samsung-made 14nm A9 chip performed against the 16nm Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chip? Well, Chinese site MyDrivers managed to obtain two Apple iPhone 6s units and ran benchmarks to determine which is better.

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015

Two different sized A9 chipsets found in the Apple iPhone 6s, one is 10% smaller

Two different sized A9 chipsets found in the Apple iPhone 6s, one is 10% smaller

Chipworks reports that there are actually two different sized A9 processors in the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. One of them is manufactured by Samsung while the other is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Sunday, 19 Jul 2015

TSMC may beat Intel in 10nm race, on track to mass produce 10nm chips in Q1 2017

TSMC may beat Intel in 10nm race, on track to mass produce 10nm chips in Q1 2017

DigiTimes reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) is on schedule to deliver 10nm chips in the first quarter of 2017. With Intel confirming that its 10nm process is only ready in the second half of 2017, TSMC may have beaten Intel in the 10nm race.

Friday, 10 Jul 2015

Samsung and TSMC competing to get 10nm chips into the market

Samsung and TSMC competing to get 10nm chips into the market

Business Korea reports that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) are competing against each other to release 10nm chips. Read on to find out who is in the lead now!

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015

Qualcomm will ditch TSMC for Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820

Qualcomm will ditch TSMC for Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820

In a bid to stay competitive, Qualcomm is reportedly ready to ditch TSMC and turn to Samsung to manufacture its new Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015

Apple's iPhone suppliers TSMC and Foxconn enjoy record breaking December revenues

Apple's iPhone suppliers TSMC and Foxconn enjoy record breaking December revenues

Apple's main suppliers for its popular iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have just reported record breaking revenues for Decembers on the back of a great holiday season.

Friday, 7 Mar 2014

Goodbye Samsung, Apple Turns to TSMC to Manufacture New

Goodbye Samsung, Apple Turns to TSMC to Manufacture New "A8" SoC

According to reports, Apple is turning to TSMC to produce its rumored quad-core 64-bit "A8" SoC that will power its latest iPhones and iPads.

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