Taiwanese media are considered to be the most reliable in the technology industry. It is understandable, because many are based in Taiwan, production companies and has numerous factories producing electronic and semiconductor components. In addition, the country is far from China, where the majority of the assembly of electronics in the world.
At this time, information provided by the Taiwanese press, for a local company TSMC. This contract chip maker, has reportedly received orders from Apple to supply a new generation A-series processors used in mobile devices, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In addition to TSMC, the chips will be produced A7 Samsung and Intel, the latest being given 50% and 10% of orders, respectively. The share of TSMC – 40%.
In the past, Apple’s processor orders were unattractive because of low profit margins and Samsung was the only cooperating firm. In addition, at the time Samsung’s smartphones were no threat to Apple’s iPhone. But Samsung has since become the biggest smartphone vendor in the world.
Publication of Foxus Taiwan also learned that under the pressure of Globalfoundries TSMC company will be forced to reduce prices to produce 28-nm products, services since the first of the companies are ready to take advantage of Qualcomm and MediaTek. Furthermore, additional pressure will second-largest contract chip maker United Microelectronics (UMC), which in III quarter of 2013 intends to begin production of 28-nm products.
According to analysts of Daiwa Securities Group, TSMC will remain one of the few semiconductor manufacturers whose consolidated sales to grow above market. In II quarter of 2013, Taiwan’s contractor will record a 5 percent increase in revenue in the III quarter – a 7 percent growth expected by experts. In January-February sales grew by 29.4% compared to the same period of 2012.
Returning to the events surrounding Apple: publication Commercial Times reports that the smartphone screen iPhone 5S will use so-called “vnutriyacheechnaya” technology in-cell. Additionally, the unit receives a fingerprint sensor technology and support NFC. For the supply of the relevant components of the company will be responsible Chipbond.
Previously reported that Foxconn production line workers began assembling the first batches of the new smartphone Apple iPhone 5S, the official announcement is expected in June. According to data obtained from foreign sources, iPhone 5S is collected on the same production lines as the iPhone 5. At present, only getting better production, and in full force the company will earn closer to the middle of spring.