• TSMC reportedly wins exclusive Apple A13 chip deal through 2019

    3 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC won all of Apple's 2018 chip orders for the A12 Bionic processors used in the latest iPhones and upcoming iPads; now Digitimes says that TSMC has won a 2019 exclusive on Apple's A13 chips, as well. Today's news won't come as a huge surprise to industry watchers for a couple of reasons. First,...
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  • TSMC Expected To Be Exclusive Manufacturer For Apple's A13 Chip

    TSMC Expected To Be Exclusive Manufacturer For Apple's A13 Chip

    3 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    For the past few iPhone and iPad generations, TSMC has been pretty much the exclusive manufacturer of Apple's A-series chips. Before that TSMC and Samsung shared production orders, and even earlier than that Samsung held the exclusivity, although the lawsuit with Apple and also TSMC's advancement in the manufacturing process eventually edged them out. Now there have been reports claiming that Samsung is trying to win back orders for 2019's A13 chipsets, but if a report from DigiTimes is to be believed, that might no longer be happening. According to the report, it appears that TSMC could...
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  • Apple iPhone XS Review Addendum: Small Core and NN Performance

    Apple iPhone XS Review Addendum: Small Core and NN Performance

    4 days ago - By Anand Tech

    Last week we published our iPhone XS and XS Max review , in which went into great depth into the various aspects of the phones, especially into the section regarding the new-fangled A12's CPU performance. However I wanted to dig a bit deeper into CPU performance than I had time for in the initial review, which I'm finally able to get around to now. The A12's small cores were especially something I wanted to have in the article, as Apple's small cores haven't been very well investigated to date. As it's still an important topic, I'm posting that part here as a pipeline as well as...
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  • Report: TSMC to exclusively manufacture Apple A13 chip for next year's iPhone and iPad models

    Report: TSMC to exclusively manufacture Apple A13 chip for next year's iPhone and iPad models

    4 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple has been firing on all cylinders recently with its CPU chip design; Apple's A12 chip continued this trend and allows for the iPhone XS to easily outstrip the competition on speed tests and benchmarks. Of course, whilst Apple designs these chips in-house it does not manufacture them. That responsibility lies on TSMC's shoulders. TSMC has been the exclusive manufacturer for Apple's chips since the A10 chip in 2016.
    According to Digitimes , that trend is set to continue with the next generation of processors which will power the fall 2019 iPhones. Apple has publicly praised TSMC for...
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