Earthquake damage hits Apple’s A-series chipmaker

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) might be on course to take over 100 percent of Apple’s A10 chip orders, but that’s not to say that it’s entirely without problems right now. According to a new report, a recent earthquake which hit one of TSMC’s factories in southern Taiwan caused more damage than initially thought: with […]

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Apple may give Samsung the boot for iPhone 7 chip orders

After the “chipgate” event of the iPhone 6s — in which Samsung-manufactured A9 processors were rumored to perform worse than those built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) — a new report suggests that Apple may give its South Korean frenemy the boot, and award 100 percent of its iPhone 7 A10 chip orders to TSMC. […]

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Apple might spurn Samsung for next-gen iPhone chip

Apple will snub Samsung and call upon TSMC to exclusively produce all of its next-generation A10 processors for 2017’s iOS devices, according to a new report. It’s thought Apple considers TSMC’s chips to be superior to Samsung’s in performance and efficiency. Apple’s new A9 processor, which ships inside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, […]

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Apple is aiming for 6 cores in A10 processor

The iPhone 6s is the fastest smartphone on the planet, but according to a new rumor, Apple is planning to make a huge leap with its A10 processor in the iPhone 7 that will turn the device into an unbelievable speed machine. It seems a bit early to start talking about the iPhone 7’s processor […]

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