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re: Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors
rfab   11/15/2011 1:22:37 PM
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TSMC 28 2011 4Q 20 2013 4Q? 14 2015 4Q? 10 2017 4Q?

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re: Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors
chipmonk0   10/18/2011 7:10:10 PM
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P.S. : A5 is at 45 nm

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chipmonk0   10/18/2011 7:02:25 PM
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Apple's A5 is a dual core processor & the die size is already 12 x 10 mm. The A6 is a quad core and even at 28 nm would be quite large. The larger the die the lower the yield, especially at the bleeding edge node. There was a report that TSMC would prefer a multi - chip package for the A6 using Si interposer. Does anyone know whats pushing TSMC towards that ? What about the A6 at Samsung ?

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re: Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors
resistion   10/18/2011 12:40:58 PM
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tsmc better get to 14 nm within a year and 10 nm in two years.

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re: Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors
Peter Clarke   10/18/2011 9:40:52 AM
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As i said in the article: fighting in court over smartphone patents and market introductions; supportive buyer-customer relations at the chip level. One might think it strange that Samsung doesn't just cut Apple off, but if it did that it might damage Samsung's ability to sell chips in the future and its protestations of Chinese Walls between divisions.

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_hm   10/17/2011 11:08:50 PM
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iPAD with A6 quad core will be very useful for product enhancement. What new functionality will it bring with it?

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pinhead1   10/17/2011 9:51:02 PM
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So this is really running in Austin? I didn't think that was a logic fab - I would have expected this chip to come our Korea.

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old account Frank Eory   10/17/2011 9:42:28 PM
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This is not unheard of to have two companies simultaneously fighting each other and also doing business together.

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re: Report: Samsung ramping Apple A6 processors
goafrit   10/17/2011 9:30:40 PM
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But is Samsung not in legal battle with Apple? Are they still working together?

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goafrit   10/17/2011 9:30:13 PM
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and iPHONE 5

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