TSMC might test EUV on 7nm
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Scanners not ready for UltraViolet 

TSMC has talking about using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for its advanced 10nm process technology but it does not look like it will happen, however it might be ready for 7nm.

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET
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Promises an aggressive ramp-up

TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu has announced his outfit has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm FinFET manufacturing process.

A9 chip production starts
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Delayed by Apple


Samsung and TSMC have started production of the chip which is supposed to be under the bonnet of the iPhone 6s.

TSMC sees profit slowing
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Looks like Apple sales are not that good

Chipmaker TSMC's second quarter profit growth slowed to 33 percent year-on-year as sales fell for the second consecutive period on weaker smartphone demand in China and other emerging markets.

TSMC to move to 16FF+ in next six months
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Foundry plans to triple 16nm capacity in 2016

TSMC's 16nm FinFET process has barely gotten off the ground, but the foundry is already talking about 16nm FinFET Plus, which is due to launch by the end of the year. 

TSMC confident it can beat Samsung to 10nm
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We are well greased

TSMC has said that it is confident that it can beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines.

TSMC to set up 10nm pilot in June
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Mass production in late 2016

TSMC is planning to create a 10nm pilot line at its 300mm wafer plant in Fab 12. 

Cirrus Logic makes seriously logical return to TSMC
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Needs of the many

Cirrus Logic has shifted its orders back to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) after a high provide move to Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS).

Samsung 10nm ramp expected in late 2016
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14nm FinFET churned out in four fabs

Samsung has announced that it plans to ramp 10nm production in 2016. 

TSMC is the king of 28nm
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78 percent of the market

TSMC looks certain to keep its foot firmly on the throat of 28nm chip production, according to a new study.