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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. released its Q4'2023 and full year 2023 financial results this week. And along with a look at the financial state of the firm as it enters 2024, the company's earnings info also offers a fresh look at the utilization of their various fab nodes. Of particular interest, with TSMC ramping up production of chips on its N3 (3 nm-class) process technology, N3 (aka N3B) has already reached the point where it accounts for 15% of TSMC's revenue in Q4 2023. This is a very fast – albeit not record fast – revenue ramp. In the fourth quarter of 2023, sales of wafers processed using N3 accounted for 15% of TSMC's total wafer revenue, whereas revenue of N5 and N7 accounted for...

Apple to Cut Blood Oxygen Feature from Newly-Sold Apple Watches in the U.S.

Following the latest legal defeat in Apple's ongoing patent infringement fight over blood oxygen sensors, the company is set to remove its blood oxygen measurement feature from its Watch...

24 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2024

Apple to Halt Sales of Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the U.S. Due to Patent Dispute

Apple on Monday said it would pause sales of its Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the U.S. due to an ongoing patent dispute. The patents in question...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2023

Amkor to Build $2 Billion Chip Packaging Fab in Arizona Primarily for Apple

Amkor, the world's second largest independent outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) service provider, has announced their intention to build a new advanced chip packaging facility in the U.S...

12 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2023

Apple Announces M3 SoC Family: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max Make Their Marks

Capping off a busy month for new processor announcements, Apple this week has announced a new generation of M-series Apple Silicon processors – and with it, a newly refreshed...

55 by Ryan Smith on 10/31/2023

The Apple "Scary Fast" Event Live Blog (Starts at 5pm PT/00:00 UTC)

Join us here at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern/00:00 UTC for what should prove to be an interesting event from Apple. The Cupertino, California company is holding an unusual, evening broadcast...

21 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 10/30/2023

The Apple 2023 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

It's that time of the year again - Apple's fall iPhone event, where the Cupertino company to unveil its newest generation family of iPhones. This year's theme is "Wonderlust,"...

29 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 9/12/2023

Qualcomm Extends Deal To Supply 5G Modems for Apple Through 2026

Qualcomm just shot over a brief note this morning, announcing that the company has signed an extended agreement with Apple to supply 5G modem-RF chips for their smartphones and...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/11/2023

The Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

21 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2023

The Apple 2022 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

It's that time of the year again - Apple's fall iPhone event, where we expect the Cupertino company to unveil its newest generation family of iPhones - what should...

81 by Ryan Smith on 9/7/2022

Apple Announces M2 SoC: Apple Silicon for Macs Updated For 2022

Though primarily a software-focused event, Apple’s WWDC keynotes are often stage for an interesting hardware announcement or two as well, and this year Apple did not disappoint. At the...

171 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2022

The Apple WWDC 2022 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

As we round the corner after Computex and transition into June, it's time once more for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference. As always, Apple kicks off WWDC with...

32 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2022

Apple Announces M1 Ultra: Combining Two M1 Maxes For Workstation Performance

As part of Apple’s spring “Peek Performance” product event this morning, Apple unveiled the fourth and final member of the M1 family of Apple Silicon SoCs, the M1 Ultra...

219 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2022

The Apple "Peek Performance" Event Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/18:00 UTC)

Join us a bit later today for Apple's spring product launch event, which for this year is being called "Peek Performance". The presentation kicks off at 10am Pacific (18:00 UTC...

79 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2022

CPU Year In Review 2021: Efficient Cores Are The New Bling

As far as most years ago, 2021 has been an up and down year when it comes to the desktop CPU market. At the beginning of the year, the...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/30/2021

Best Laptops: Holiday 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, it is time again to look back at the laptop market. Despite bumps from the COVID pandemic, the laptop ecosystem continues to flourish...

26 by Brett Howse on 12/1/2021

Apple's M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs Investigated: New Performance and Efficiency Heights

Last week, Apple had unveiled their new generation MacBook Pro laptop series, a new range of flagship devices that bring with them significant updates to the company’s professional and...

493 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/25/2021

Apple Announces M1 Pro & M1 Max: Giant New Arm SoCs with All-Out Performance

Today’s Apple Mac keynote has been very eventful, with the company announcing a new line-up of MacBook Pro devices, powered by two different new SoCs in Apple’s Silicon line-up...

373 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/18/2021

The Apple 2021 Fall Mac Event Live Blog 10am PT (17:00 UTC)

Following last month’s announcement event of Apple’s newest iPhone and iPad line-ups, today we’re seeing Apple hold its second fall event, where we expect the company to talk about...

126 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/18/2021

Apple's iPhone 13 Series Screen Power, Battery Life Report - Long Lasting Devices

Following our last week’s preview into the new iPhone 13 series’ A15 chip, which impressed us tremendously due to its efficiency gains, we promised next to have a closer...

84 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/11/2021

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