Apple will divvy up chipmaking between Samsung and TSMC, according to an Asia-based report.
The PR battle between Samsung and TSMC is going into high gear over who is making Apple's next-gen processor.
After Apple announced its A7 processor last year, the industry has been moving to 64-bit, says a TSMC co-CEO.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Apple have reached a three-year chip deal, according to an Asia-based report.
The company is reportedly looking to initiate trial production at TSMC this quarter for the A6X processor found in the fourth-gen iPad.
The custom chip maker rejected separate investment offers in excess of $1 billion that would have reserved production resources for their products, Bloomberg reports.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is pushing the power-sipping ARM chip design toward unfamiliar, high-performance territory.
TSMC will be building chips based on Intel technology. It's a good deal for TSMC, but Intel's motivations are less clear--and some of Intel's competitors should be very, very worried.
World's largest contract chip manufacturer also reports that sales were down 31 percent in the fourth quarter.
The deal struck this week with TSMC will be a test of Intel's ability to compete in a crucial market outside of its home PC turf.