Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
liletian
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
liletian   6/24/2013 1:10:22 PM
NO RATINGS
how much does the contract worth?

eewiz
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
eewiz   6/24/2013 1:55:21 PM
NO RATINGS
So the Intel-Apple Fab deal didnt workout?

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
rick merritt   6/24/2013 3:16:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Tons of rumors have been flying around here for more than a year and given Apple's secretive nature I suspect this story will be more speculation than anything for some time to come. That said, it makes sense Apple would want to ween itself from dependance on its archrival Samsung to make its chips, the secret ingredient of its products. TSMC and Intel are the logical choices.

chipmonk0
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
chipmonk0   6/24/2013 4:10:37 PM
NO RATINGS
So what about the A7, who makes it, what product does it go into, when ? Apple must come out with a Galaxy "killer" in both hardware and new apps.

geekmaster
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
geekmaster   6/24/2013 5:02:20 PM
NO RATINGS
I wonder who else Apple uses to make processors. Is this relationship switching from Samsung to TSMC or are there other chip makers involved such as Glofo?

bordersboy
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
bordersboy   6/24/2013 5:36:31 PM
NO RATINGS
If I were Samsung I'd do an Apple and just chop them. The Cupertino boys would get a taste of their own medicine. When you see how many suppliers they stiffed over the years it would be such a hoot to watch

mach665
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
mach665   6/24/2013 8:34:44 PM
NO RATINGS
If Samsung does that, the only customer it can get for its fab will be itself.

ChrisGar
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
ChrisGar   6/24/2013 9:33:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Most microelectronics companies know not to burn any bridges.

chanj0
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
chanj0   6/24/2013 11:04:48 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm not too sure about relationship with Intel. After all, Intel makes processor and very eager to get a chuck of mobile device market. In Apple point of view, Intel is not an ideal partner. With this in mind, I'm sure the "independent" foundry would have an advantage to strike a partnership deal with any MCU design house.

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Author
re: TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
old account Frank Eory   6/24/2013 11:06:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Is there even an A7, or is that just a rumor too?

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...