Apr 16, 2008

United Microelectronics to Manufacture 3G iPhone Chip

The word on the street is that United Microelectronics (UMC) is manufacturing the 3G chip that is supposed to power the next iPhone, using a 65nm process. The chip (Infineon PMB8878, or SGOLD3 in the Apple SDK) would be from Infineon as previously posted. If you work in the semi-conductor industry, you know that Taiwan is leakier than a colander. Once the info hits Taiwan, everyone knows what the competition is doing – not cool, but when it comes to semi-conductor manufacturing, that is the best place.

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