The race to make the most advanced chips for smartphones and tablets is gaining steam, with contract chip manufacturer TSMC hastening implementation of its latest manufacturing technology to close a chip-making advantage long held by Intel. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.), the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer, on Thursday said it is breaking its...
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Filed under: Investing Talk of Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor pairing up has been around for ages. The largest contract chip manufacturer in the world has never scored a direct deal with Apple, even as some of its chips inevitably find their way into iDevices via other companies. Tensions between Apple and Samsung have steadily risen, even as Samsung currently produces the...
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Filed under: Investing ASML Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ASML (NAS: ASML) (Amsterdam:ASML) has been recognized as one of 17 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2012. ASML is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel...
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Filed under: Investing There's no beating around the bush here: Intel is the most advanced semiconductor manufacturer on the planet. The company believes its leading-edge capacity is its single greatest asset it can leverage against the competition. In the coming years, process nodes and transistors will continue shrinking, and investors are hoping that Intel's cutting-edge...
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It's a pretty standard speculation these days that Apple is working to move away from Samsung for its ARM based processing chips. The interesting little speculation here is that it is already doing so at least for the chip in the newly upgraded Apple TV. We do not know for sure what Apple is using to produce this even smaller A5, but it is very possible that the company is...
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Intel hasn't signaled a change in strategy with the appointment of Brian Krzanich to CEO, but it is likely that the company will take steps to outrun its foundry competition by opening its industry-leading manufacturing facilities to more third parties.Krzanich replaces Paul Otellini, who will retire this month after 40 years with the company, including eight years as CEO....
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Rumors continue to circulate about a deal in which Intel will make chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad. It's not what you think though. According to Reuters, Intel has spoken to Apple about manufacturing chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad as part of its burgeoning, foundry business. Intel's -x86 chips would not be inside the iPhone or iPad, but rather...
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Intel provided new details of its next generation of chips for mobile devices, stating that they can triple calculating speed compared with prior chips.
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Altera announced an agreement with Intel to manufacture Altera's programmable chips on Intel's cutting-edge 14 nanometer technology.
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Filed under: Investing U.S. Department of Justice clears ASML acquisition of Cymer VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ASML Holding NV (ASML) (NAS: ASML) (Amsterdam:ASML) and Cymer, Inc. (NAS: CYMI) today announce that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice has cleared the previously announced merger between Cymer and...
(1 month and 13 days ago)
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