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TSMC Thinks Premium Smartphone Shipments Will Decline In 2018

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Some analysts are predicting that Apple's “real” super cycle will begin this year with the release of 2018's iPhones, and while that remains to be seen, it seems that not everyone is so optimistic, such as TSMC who appears to be predicting that premium smartphone shipments are expected to decline in 2018. For those unfamiliar, TSMC is one of Apple's suppliers and is the manufacturer behind the A-series of chipsets used in Apple's iPhones. While TSMC does not mention any company or brand by name, given their close relationship with Apple in which they reportedly hold an exclusive contract...
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Chip maker TSMC sees shipments of top shelf smartphones declining this year

Chip maker TSMC sees shipments of top shelf smartphones declining this year

1 month ago   |   By Phone Arena

TSMC, the company that produced the A11 bionic SoC for the trio of 2017 Apple iPhone models, is expecting a decline in the shipment of high-end smartphones in 2018. C.C. Wei, co-chief executive of TSMC, sees declining shipments this year for high-end handsets. He sees shipments of mid-to low-end handsets actually increasing during 2018. TSMC expects wafer based revenue for mobile phones to come in flat this year, compared with 2017.
The company has already received the word that it will be the sole producer of the Apple A12 chipset which will be found in the 2018 iPhone models. TSMC also ...
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