Apple rumoured to swap Samsung for TSMC
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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
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Worse than expected

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

TSMC cleans everyone's clock for now
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But writing on the wall

Funloving TSMC has reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit.

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule
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16FF coming soon, 10nm in late 2016

TSMC has shed more light on its FinFET plans, saying its 16nm and 10nm nodes are on track.

TSMC expects 10nm volume production in 2017
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Moore’s Law alive and kicking

TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017. 

Snapdragon 820 to end up on Samsung’s 14nm node?
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TSMC lagging by at least one quarter

Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC. 

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
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Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

TSMC faces weak smartphone chip demand
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Blame the almighty dollar

The share value of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is falling faster than a team of free fall parachuting elephants who have forgotten to pack the key ingredient of their act.

Qualcomm and MediaTek reportedly shifting orders from TSMC
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Looking for cheaper 28nm alternatives?

Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly shifting some of their orders from TSMC, in search of better pricing.

Nvidia reportedly spreading orders between TSMC and Samsung
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And may give some foundry business to Intel come 2017

Chipmaker Nvidia has reportedly moved some of its orders from its long-time partner TSMC to Samsung.