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China's government has moved forward with restricting exports on certain materials central to chip manufacture — but TSMC does not foresee this will impact production in the short term for Apple devices.TSMCTensions between the United States and China continue, with the two government bodies going back and forth with specific restrictions impacting businesses on both sides. It's notable enough that major companies like TSMC are considering moving some of its operations to Japan, hoping to avoid some potential blowback. Read more...
Foxconn, a major assembler for Apple, reported a 13.8% year-on-year drop in second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, but said it expects third-quarter revenue to be brighter ahead of the peak shopping season. The logo of electronics contract manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is displayed at its headquarters in Taipei. Photo: Agence France-Presse Reuters: Foxconn, formally called Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and the world’s largest contract electronics maker, said revenue in the April-June period reached T$1.3 trillion ($41.76 billion), in line with its expectations. For smart consumer electronics products, which include smartphones and are the company’s main business driver, revenue in the second quarter dropped, coming off a higher base in the year ago…
Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company today confirmed to TechCrunch that it recently suffered a data breach. TSMC is responsible for creating all of the A-series and M-series chips used in Apple devices. A TSMC spokesperson said that a "cybersecurity incident" caused data "pertinent to server initial setup and configuration" to leak, but TSMC customer information was not impacted."Upon review, this incident has not affected TSMC's business operations, nor did it compromise any TSMC's customer information. After the incident, TSMC has immediately terminated its data exchange with this concerned supplier in accordance with the Company's security protocols and standard operating procedures."Data from TSMC was listed on the LockBit ransomware gang's website on Thursday, with LockBit demanding $70 million to prevent…
More than two years after Apple announced plans to invest over $1 billion in North Carolina with over half of that investment going towards a new engineering and research center in the Research Triangle area of Raleigh and Durham, the company has finally filed development plans for the first phase with local authorities. Assemblage of seven properties in Research Triangle Park owned by Apple As shared by the Triangle Business Journal, the 41-acre initial phase at Research Triangle Park will include six buildings and a parking garage totaling 700,000 square feet of office space, 190,000 square feet of accessory space, and almost 3,000 parking spaces. Among the structures in the first phase are three office buildings with the largest coming…
Emergency SOS via Satellite, a feature introduced with the iPhone 14 models, over the weekend saved a hiker who was injured on a trail. As reported by ABC7, Juana Reyes was hiking a remote part of the Trail Canyon Falls in the Angeles National Forest when she suffered an accident. A part of the trail collapsed underneath her, breaking her leg. She had no cellular service, nor did the people who were with her, but she did have an ‌iPhone 14‌. "Thankfully, my phone has that SOS satellite feature I was able to connect to... I'm assuming satellites," she said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Section was able to get to Reyes after receiving a satellite call.…
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