Apple COO Jeff Williams Reportedly Visits Taiwan to Secure 2nm Chips

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has visited Taiwan to secure supply of TSMC’s upcoming 2nm chips, Economic Daily News reports. The visit apparently involved a meeting between Williams and TSMC President Wei Zhejia to discuss custom AI chips and ensure that Apple will be able to access the chipmaker’s 2nm manufacturing process, which is […]

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Apple Partner TSMC Unveils Advanced 1.6nm Process for 2026 Chips

Apple chipmaker TSMC has announced plans to produce highly advanced 1.6nm chips that could be destined for future generations of Apple silicon. TSMC yesterday unveiled a series of technologies, including the “A16” process, which is a 1.6nm node. The new technology significantly enhances chip logic density and performance, promising substantial improvements for high-performance computing (HPC) […]

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TSMC’s Next-Generation Chip Technology for Apple Silicon on Schedule

Apple chipmaker TSMC is making progress toward manufacturing 2nm and 1.4nm chips that are likely destined for future generations of Apple silicon, DigiTimes reports. The manufacturing time frames for mass production of 2nm and 1.4nm chips have now apparently been determined: Trial production of the 2nm node will begin at in the second half of […]

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M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future ‘M3 Ultra’ Chip

Apple’s M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech‘s Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the […]

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M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future ‘M3 Ultra’ Chip

Apple’s M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech‘s Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the […]

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M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future ‘M3 Ultra’ Chip

Apple’s M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech‘s Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the […]

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M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future ‘M3 Ultra’ Chip

Apple’s M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech‘s Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the […]

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M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future ‘M3 Ultra’ Chip

Apple’s M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech‘s Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the […]

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Apple Silicon Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Extract Encryption Keys

An unpatchable vulnerability has been discovered in Apple’s M-series chips that allows attackers to extract secret encryption keys from Macs under certain conditions, according to a newly published academic research paper. Named “GoFetch,” the type of cyber attack described involves Data Memory-Dependent Prefetchers (DMPs), which try to predict what data the computer will need next […]

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Chip Details of 16 Upcoming Apple Devices Revealed

The chip details of 16 new Apple devices have been discovered, according to technical information posted on X earlier today by a private account with a proven track record of sharing accurate information about Apple’s plans. Eight unreleased Apple devices with the A14 Bionic, A17 Pro, and M2 chips were among the list of chip […]

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Apple Silicon Security Flaw Discovered in iPhone 12 and M2 MacBook Air

A security vulnerability that could allow attackers to access sensitive data has been discovered in some Apple silicon GPUs. A recent investigation by cybersecurity firm Trail of Bits discovered the security flaw, named “LeftoverLocals,” which allows attackers with local access to a device to retrieve data processed in the GPU’s local memory. The issue is […]

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Next-Gen Apple Chip Technology on Track to Reach Production in 2025

Next-generation 2nm chip technology destined for future Apple devices is on schedule to begin production next year, DigiTimes reports. TSMC chip fabrication facilities will begin installing equipment designed for 2nm chip production in April at the earliest. Apple was the first company to utilize TSMC’s initial 3nm technology with the A17 Pro chip in the […]

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Apple Working on Next-Gen Mac Studio and Mac Pro

Apple is working on a new Mac Studio that is likely to launch in the second half of 2024, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman believes. Gurman mentioned the details in this weekend’s edition of the “Power On” newsletter. He explained that the new ‌Mac Studio‌ is likely to be offered with the as-yet-unannounced fourth variant of the […]

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M3 Ultra Mac Studio Rumored to Launch in Mid-2024, But No Sign of New Mac Pro

A new Mac Studio model with the M3 Ultra chip—which could be more powerful than expected—will launch in mid-2024, according to a new report. The report comes from Taiwanese research firm TrendForce citing ICsmart. The current ‌Mac Studio‌, which contains M2 Max and ‌M2‌ Ultra chip options, was introduced at WWDC in June 2023. With […]

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Apple Chipmaker Discusses Highly Advanced 1.4nm Chips for First Time

TSMC has officially mentioned its work on 1.4nm fabrication technology that is likely destined to underpin future Apple silicon chips. In a slide (via SemiAnalysis‘s Dylan Patel) from its Future of Logic panel, TSMC disclosed the official name of its 1.4nm node for the first time, “A14.” The company’s 1.4nm technology is expected to follow […]

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TSMC Demos Next-Gen Chip Technology to Apple Ahead of 2025 Debut

TSMC has already demonstrated prototype 2nm chips to Apple ahead of their expected introduction in 2025, the Financial Times reports. Apple is said to be closely aligned with TSMC in the race to develop and implement 2nm chip technology, which will surpass their current 3nm chips and associated nodes in terms of transistor density, performance, […]

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New Video Provides Rare Look Inside an Apple Silicon Lab

CNBC today shared an in-depth report and video about Apple’s chipmaking efforts. While much of the information may be familiar to Apple enthusiasts, the video provides a rare look inside one of Apple’s chip testing labs in California, and it includes commentary from Apple’s chipmaking head Johny Srouji and hardware engineering chief John Ternus. [embedded […]

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Some Apple Silicon Chips Will Soon Be Produced and Packaged in U.S.

As part of its efforts to expand its U.S. manufacturing, Apple today announced that Amkor will package some Apple silicon chips at its new facility being built in Peoria, Arizona. The chips will be produced at a nearby TSMC factory, and then Amkor will handle packaging, a final step that protects the chip from physical […]

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