Anonymous, 13 Feb 2016Nay, Apple had a secret lab in Taiwan for R&D in terms of cpu and gpu for the A-series chi... moretsmc is a TAIWANESE company, not chinese. and taiwan is an independent democratic sovereign country. get your nationalities right!!!
Its a good thing. Samsung is manufacturing their Exynos, new Snapdragon 820. Thats a lot of SoCs! If they manufacture Apple's A10, it will be about 80% of all major SoC manufactured by 1 company! Thats too much work & pressure :P
Harmonica, 12 Feb 2016they dont release 1000s of models every year.. they dont spent billions of dollars in markett... moreThey also don't give you a lot for your money. It's a fashion accessory that you can't even bluetooth a photo off of let alone anything really worth the processing power they put inside of it. People go on about Samsung using "sneaky tactics to get higher CPU benchmarks" whilst under the guise of saying "I'm not a paranoid, deluded, brand loyalist" and then rant and rave about the GPU prowess of the iPhone 6s which has 4 times less resolution to deal with. Never owned such a useless device in all my life, though it does make a pretty paperweight as most people with Error 53 have discovered. Thanks Sammy for showing me what a smartphone should be about by covering all the bases.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016Chinese people favor tsmc becoz if they lose comepetition with samsung, they lose jobs. Nay, Apple had a secret lab in Taiwan for R&D in terms of cpu and gpu for the A-series chip. Samsung should bow down to their Chinese counterpart.
GONRACN20, 12 Feb 2016Get off the pedestal... Apple does the same thing. Remember Xerox created the mouse and WYSI... moreReally? I never heard the whole story. Please enlighten us. Don't forget the parts about Apple's IPO, Canon and the Stanford professor. Should be interesting.
Linas, 12 Feb 2016Just shows how bad they products really are. Where that profit comes from you genius? From che... morethey dont release 1000s of models every year..
they dont spent billions of dollars in marketting..
they dont give huge discounts to clear the unsold inventory..
Since Samsung AND Global Foundries beat TSMC to market on the 14/16nm FF process node (Exynos 7420 anyone), I would believe the only 'IP' this R&D manager could have transferred was the amount TSMC was willing to charge per functional wafer of A9s and/or other related contract terms. This is still very useful and damaging info, and at the same time not technical at all.
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016My goodness the Apple haters here are dense. TSMC already announced their plans for 10nm last... moreGet off the pedestal... Apple does the same thing. Remember Xerox created the mouse and WYSIWYG interface before Apple got started.
Do you mean like when Apple stole thing from Xerox? Both companies act like psychopathic beings. That's what big companies do and only get worse with success.
I love how there is always a fanboy to say "my big lying, stealing, and cheating company is way better than yours". Buy a smart phone and enjoy it.
appledroid, 12 Feb 2016this is the most s+upidest comment ever. you have no idea how huge samsung is. Yes, Samsung is such a huge company that lost of a few billions of dollars due to Apple order is just a drop of water in the ocean!
Harmonica, 12 Feb 2016thats pretty ignorant comment from shamesung fan .. apples last quarter results alone is 75... moreJust shows how bad they products really are. Where that profit comes from you genius? From cheap hardware sold for astronomical prices (maybe)? That is right - the whole iphone cost as much in components as the Samsung screen alone. Samsung considering their cutting edge technology phones is real bargains. Apple is terribly outdated with any aspect and only relies on blind fans and few pointless gimmicks.
Dr. Danger, 11 Feb 2016Hmmm ver nice comment
Actually you know Samsung is the largest mobile manufacturer and very m... morethats pretty ignorant comment from shamesung fan ..
apples last quarter results alone is 75% of the samsungs profits for the whole year ..
and apples cash reserver is more than samsungs market cap
AgentZachs, 11 Feb 2016What rock have you been under? Use your brain a bit, go to google and look up Samsung.before i went hiding under the rocks , samsung was even a bigger copycat and a cheap electronics manufacturer ;-)
thats not very long ago
Anonymous, 12 Feb 2016Now that you mentioned it. Something doesn't seem quite right over here. TSMC with 16nm sudden... moreMy goodness the Apple haters here are dense. TSMC already announced their plans for 10nm last year and are moving to 7nm after that. Samsung can't say anything more than they will get to 10nm at the end of the year.
Samsung stole the secrets to get to 14nm and then couldn't steal anymore to beat TSMC to 10nm. Just like they used information from their Apple lawsuit to try to extort money from Nokia. Samsung is a filthy, sleazy company.
Richy, 11 Feb 2016Samsung is company with no real potential. All his succes just depends on Apple's steps and ot... moreI hate Samsung but if people constantly buy their products it means they're doing something right at least. Samsung will probably never 'fade' so get used to them.
Chinese people favor tsmc becoz if they lose comepetition with samsung, they lose jobs.