Mobile Phones: chip
News & Reviews: chip
Nov 24, 2021
TSMC's favourite customer is undoubtedly Apple, as most of its sales belong to the Cupertino-based company. Therefore, the semiconductor manufacturer would leave the best to the tech giant, and it might have made someone jealous. According to a recent report, AMD is considering switching to Samsung for its 3nm products due to the TSMC's special treatment for Apple.
Sep 24, 2021
It looks like AMD is planning to contribute its technology to another smartphone chip maker besides Samsung. According to the latest report from DigiTimes, MediaTek could be the next to enjoy the benefits of the RDNA graphics chip. However, do note that everything is still in the discussion stage, so it's best to not get your hopes up yet.
Aug 27, 2021
Unfortunately, the upcoming Apple iPhone 13 models are likely to be more expensive compared to the previous generation. Recently, TSMC has notified its customer that it will impose a 20% increase on the price of all technological processes. Since Apple is one of the semiconductor manufacturer's primary customers, it's no doubt that the tech giant would be affected.
Jul 03, 2021
Based on an official statement by Qualcomm’s CEO, it seems that they will soon be releasing a new product to take on Apple’s M1 chip. The upcoming product will be aims to bring similar performance and efficiency similar to Apple’s M1 chip to Windows laptop and computers.
Jun 23, 2021
Mobile processor manufacturers like Qualcomm, MediaTek and also Apple are looking forward to getting their first batch of 4nm process to have a head start in the next-generation flagship processors fight. With that said, it is reported that MediaTek is striving to roll out 4nm-based processors before anyone this time, becoming the first to do so in the industry.
May 25, 2021
It seems that Qualcomm has recently unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip which will be embedded into most entry-level laptops and Chromebooks that are priced less than ~RM1200. While not much is known in regards to the exact laptops that will come with the aforementioned chip, it does give us a better idea of what kind of performance to expect from budget-oriented laptops.
Apr 27, 2021
Based on a report by asia.nikkei.com, it seems that Apple has started production for the Apple M2 chip, which will be embedded in MacBooks that will be released in H2 2021. While not much is known in regards to the performance the new chip will have, it does give us a better idea of what to expect when the MacBooks are unveiled.
Mar 31, 2021
Based on a report by tweaktown.com, it seems that there was a rumour going around that TSMC could increase the price per wafer by up to 25% in the near future. With that being said, it could potentially affect the prices of products equipped with TSMC-made chips by up to 25% as well.
Feb 18, 2021
Based on a statement by macrumors.com, it seems that a malware made specifically for the Apple M1 chip have been spotted. While it seems that the malware is in its early stages, it does show that Apple chips, just like chips from other manufacturers, are not immune to malware attacks.
Dec 19, 2020
Based on a statement by gizmodo, it seems that there could be a possibility that Microsoft might unveil their own ARM processors sometimes in the near future. While there is no news on the exact release date of the chips, our source did mention that it will most likely be used for the Azure cloud servers, as well as their Surface laptops.