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.
Worse than expected
TSMC has released Q2 sales guidance, missing the mark and disappointing many analysts.
But writing on the wall
Funloving TSMC has reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.