Has Intel totally lost the plot?

When newly hatched Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told analysts that Intel was moving into the foundry business, a thousand jaws in the semiconductor business must have dropped.

Intel will win in foundry wars

Moore's Law is eventually going to crush Intel's opposition as companies are unable to pay the huge costs involved in R&D and new process gear.

TSMC ready for 18 inch wafers

Foundry-for-hire TSMC has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm wafer plant by 2017.

Semi sales growth boosted by mobile market

The global semi foundry market raked in $34.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 16.2 percent from 2011, according to Gartner.

TSMC growth surges on

TSMC has wrapped up yet another stellar quarter. The chipmaker’s profit rose 18 percent year-on-year to NT$39.6 billion ($1.3bn). As usual, strong demand for smartphone and tablet chips helped boost TSMC’s profitability.

Intel, Microsoft exhibiting dinosaur traits

Opinion It was Jerry Sanders III who first coined the phrase that, together with Intel and Microsoft, AMD and the other two were the “Holy Trinity”.

No Apple A7 SoC for Samsung

Apple's next-gen A7 SoC is reportedly slated to debut during the first half of 2014.

TSMC foundry business booms

TSMC, the world’s biggest foundry for hire, has seen its sales surge 18.9 percent in March from a year earlier

All not so rosy on the Samsung front

Although Samsung is currently the darling of the tech press and Android geeks, all might not be well in South Korea.

Cortex A57 taped out by ARM, TSMC

TSMC and ARM have taped out the first Cortex A57 processors built using FinFET process technology.

3D chip market shows steady growth

The global 3D integrated circuit market is forecast to grow by 19.7 percent between 2012 and 2016, with the major growth driver being strong demand for memory products, particularly flash memory and DRAM.

Report: TSMC ready to tape-out Apple's next-gen A7 SoC

TSMC is reportedly ready to begin taping-out Apple's A7 SoC on its 20nm process this month ahead of risk production this summer.

Report: Intel wants 10% of Apple's A7 chips

Industry insiders believe Intel may be able to snag some 10% of Apple's next-generation mobile processors - if Santa Clara manages to successfully position itself in the chip contracting business.

TSMC to dominate 28nm chips in 2013, may have clinched deal with Apple

TSMC CEO Morris Chang says he expects his company to fab almost all silicon built on the 28nm process in 2013.

Report: TSMC building A6X chips for Apple

The Taiwanese-based TSMC has reportedly been tapped to manufacture future batches of Apple ARM-based A6X chip that currently powers Cupertino's most recent iPad.

Apple wants a new chip supplier STAT

We recently reported that Apple is working with Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC to design 20nm quad-core chips for use in future iOS devices.

Apple eyes 20 nm quad-core chips for next-gen iPad



A prominent industry analyst reports that Apple is working with Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC to design 20nm quad-core chips for use in future iOS devices.

ARM and GlobalFoundries clinch 20nm FinFET deal

ARM and GlobalFoundries have clinched a lucrative deal to jointly deliver 20-nanometer (nm) ARM chips on FinFET transistors.



ARM marches forward with FinFET 64-bit processors

TSMC and ARM have clinched a multi-year agreement to extend ongoing collaboration beyond the realm of 20-nanometer (nm) technology and deliver ARM chips on FinFET transistors.

TSMC revs ARM Cortex-A9 to 3.1GHz

TSMC has managed to rev a 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core test chip to 3.1GHz, under what the foundry describes as "typical conditions."