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Apple Chip Manufacturer: TSMC, Apple and the Year to Come

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Apple Chip Manufacturer: There has been a lot of talk about what the coming year will bring for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). From product rumors to sales numbers to court cases and patents, there is always a lot of chatter regarding the tech giant.

This time around, it is time to take a closer look at some recent comments by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) CEO Morris Chang.

Apple Inc (AAPL)As reported initially by the China Times and followed up on by The Next Web, TSMC and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may have agreed to a new deal that will be beneficial to both companies.

Here is a brief excerpt from the article published on The Next Web:

“Chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Morris Chang said on Friday that he expects his company to be responsible for almost all chips built on the 28nm process in 2013, prompting analysts to suggest that the company may have struck a deal with Apple to build the next-generation of A-series SoCs.”

“Chang expects to spend some $9 billion in capital expenditures in 2013 as shipments of chips made on the firm’s 28nm process triple. The chief executive sees capex rising even further in 2014 as the company moves toward more advanced 20nm and 16nm technology. “

While it is difficult to know exactly how things will unfold, many analysts are beginning to “predict that TSMC has secured orders from Apple to build the next-generation of the iPhone maker’s A-series chips.”

At this time, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) relies on Samsung to manufacturer chips. With these two competitors locked up in so many legal battles across the globe, it is not likely that this relationship will last much longer between the two competitors.

Is it possible that TSMC is also going to establish itself in the United States? The same article goes on to explain that this rumor could soon become reality:

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