Six percent growth in a flat market
The overall semiconductor market is going to be flat or slightly down this year, but the foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1 per cent.
TSMC and Samsung chips have the same battery life
Reports have been coming in claiming that some iPhone 6S handsets have longer battery life than others, depending on which version of the A9 processor it's running.
More Samsung in Plus and TSMC in 6S
The iPhone 6S and the Plus are made up from an equal overall part of the processors from TSMC and Samsung factories.
16nm FinFET or 14nm Samsung
There has been a lot of talk whether the Apple's A9 SoC comes from Samsung or TSMC and it turns out that Apple uses both.
What is the sound of 16nm FinFET clapping
Amid rumours of Globalfoundries' slow 14nm FinFET yield, it appears that AMD has taken its Zen project to TSMC.
Taiwan's top-three IC foundries are seeing a weak third quarter with their combined revenues set to decrease and 3.7 per cent on year.
But revenues up
Chipmaker TSMC has warnedthat its revenues for the fourth quarter will experience a sequential decline, however its bottom line has been saved by the fact that the US dollar is doing well against the Taiwan currency.
China and TaiwanIC foundries gearing up
IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for a huge growth in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.
Building its own power plant
Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is thinking of generating electricity in-house.