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  • jgentemann jgentemann Aug 29, 2012 5:00 PM Flag

    Id guess INTC is next stop for AAPL apple

    tsm screwed themselves

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    • roc123 wants you to read Chinese.

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      • Money Can’t Buy Apple This Supplier’s Love

        By Aabha Rathee | More Articles

        August 29, 2012

        Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reportedly offered Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:TSM) more than $1 billion to become a dedicated chip producer for the iPhone maker, but was denied. TSMC has said it intends to keep its interests in the rapidly growing smartphone market open. The company also denied an investment bid from Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), according to Bloomberg.

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        Currently, Apple relies on Samsung for the A-series chips used in its mobile devices, an increasingly uncomfortable scenario considering the intense rivalry the two share in the smartphone market and the legal confrontations they are involved in as a result. Samsung is also a supplier of displays and other device components for Apple.

        TSMC, the world’s largest custom chip maker, already supplies Apple with iPhone and iPad chips through foundry services for Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM), CSR, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), and Qualcomm.

        While TSMC chairman Morris Chang told investors last month he would be happy to devote one or two factories to a single customer, the conditions in the separate deals from Apple and Qualcomm appear to have been unacceptable. Chief financial officer Lora Ho also said that dedicating a plant to a single product or customer was risky, since the client or technology could change.

        “You have to be careful. Once that product migrates, what are going to do with that dedicated fab?” Ho said. “We would like to keep the flexibility.”

        Here is the link in English:


    • 2012-08-30 01:05 工商時報 涂志豪







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