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The Korean electronics maker, best known for TVs and mobile devices, also makes the processors powering those devices. Here's why it's now angling to be first with new chip technology.
Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.
Apple has relied on Samsung for its mobile processors, but WSJ reports that Apple's deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. appears to be bearing fruit.
After Apple announced its A7 processor last year, the industry has been moving to 64-bit, says a TSMC co-CEO.
The PR battle between Samsung and TSMC is going into high gear over who is making Apple's next-gen processor.
Apple will divvy up chipmaking between Samsung and TSMC, according to an Asia-based report.
By making chip designs themselves a little bit programmable, a Silicon Valley startup expects benefits like quicker network upgrades and better search engine performance.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Apple have reached a three-year chip deal, according to an Asia-based report.
TSMC may still have to compete with Samsung for processor orders from Apple, according to a report.
The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.