Apple's opposition to backdoors in FBI case gains global, animated attention

Article Image Digital animators in Taiwan have turned the legal case between Apple and the FBI into an animated movie short that clearly depicts key details and potential ramifications of the issue that even many industry pundits have had trouble grasping.

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TSMC reportedly sole supplier of next-gen 'iPhone 7' A-series chip

Article Image A report claims Apple will rely solely on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce the next-generation system-on-chip design destined to power this year’s iPhone hardware refresh, beating out longtime Apple partner Samsung.

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TSMC, other Apple suppliers in Taiwan largely unaffected by deadly 6.4 earthquake

Article Image A tragic earthquake has hit the city of Tainan in southern Taiwan, injuring 144, killing at least 5 people and causing the collapse of several large buildings. So far however, it appears that Apple’s suppliers in the region have survived the quake without sustaining significant damage.

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Apple A9 chip fab TSMC reports record earnings, casting further doubt on 'Peak iPhone'

Article Image Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest chip fab and a manufacturer of Apple’s A9 chips used in iPhone 6s models, has posted earnings that beat analysts estimates for the quarter and established the company’s highest annual earnings in 29 years.

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Apple has taken over Qualcomm's IMOD Mirasol display lab in Taiwan

Article Image Apple is now operating a top secret production laboratory in Longtan, Taiwan, formerly run by Qualcomm to develop a unique, low-power display technology known as IMOD, or Interferometric Modulator Display.

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Apple's iPad Pro arrives in South Korea, Taiwan & Philippines

Article Image The iPad Pro on Thursday launched in South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, as part of a slow expansion of sales beyond the product’s initial 40 markets.

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Rumor: Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with 4K display now in production

A rumor out of the Far East on Thursday claims Apple suppliers in Taiwan started producing next-generation 21.5-inch iMacs with 4K Retina displays early this month ahead of a rumored release date in November.

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Taiwanese court rules former TSMC employee shared stolen secrets with Samsung

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The Taiwan Supreme Court has ruled against a former TSMC employee who took a job with Samsung. Liang Mong-song is barred from working for the Korean company for the rest of the year.

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Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.



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Samsung still reportedly supplying 40% of Apple A8 chips for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus

Though Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is handling the lion’s share of building A8 chips for Apple’s latest iPhones, longtime partner Samsung is still reportedly a major contributor, accounting for an estimated 40 percent of production.



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Rumor: TSMC, Apple working on 16nm FinFET process for 'A9' chips

A Monday morning report from the Republic of China indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is in the process of accelerating the rollout of its new 16-nanometer FinFET fabrication process in a possible bid to wrest control of Apple’s A9 manufacturing from rival chipmakers.



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Rumor: 12" Retina MacBook Air may be pushed back to 2015, next-gen models hit production in August

Rumors out of Taiwan on Friday claim Apple’s anticipated 12-inch MacBook Air may be delayed into 2015 due to processor supply constraints, but release of the next-generation 11-inch and 13-inch models will be on time as partner suppliers in East Asia are receiving parts for mass production.



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Apple begins receiving shipments of A-series processors from TSMC – report

Following years of rumors, chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has begun production of Apple’s A-series processors and the chips are now making their way to assembly plants, according to a Thursday morning report from Hong Kong.



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Apple again rumored to build 'iWatch' components with flexible, space-saving SIP designs

A Tuesday report from Taiwan reiterated previous assertions that Apple would employ a new system-in-package design for the components in its so-called “iWatch,” with production said to have begun on the device in time for a launch in the second half of this year.



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