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iPhone 14 suppliers warn of drastic price hikes

The pandemic and war in Ukraine fueled rampant inflation that impacted the cost of virtually every possible product. But smartphone prices haven’t seen major price increases, which was surprising. The iPhone 13 and Galaxy S22 series did not bring price hikes, but things might change in the future. Rumors already claim the iPhone 14 price…

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TSMC Price Hikes to Result in Higher Retail Pricing For Pretty Much Everything

The recent increase in wafer quotes by TSMC, Samsung Foundry, GlobalFoundries, SMIC, UMC, and other contract chipmakers, particularly for chips made using mature nodes, will soon have a more serious impact on the price of actual hardware, researchers at Counterpoint claim. That includes cell phones and a broad range of everyday consumer hardware, with the expected price hikes being…

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TSMC Price Hikes Confirmed by Crypto Chip Giant

Bitmain, a leading developer of application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) for cryptocurrency mining and the maker of Antminer machines, has confirmed that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) had notified its customers about planned price increases for chip production.  “On the morning of [August] 25, TSMC notified all customers that all semiconductor processes will increase their prices…

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TSMC Hikes Price of Chip Production: CPU & GPU Costs Set to Rise

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has reportedly notified its customers about substantial incoming chip production price hikes. The world’s largest maker of semiconductors will increase prices for virtually all advanced and popular process technologies in a bid to improve its gross margins. Meanwhile, augmented quotes will make costs of products like CPUs, GPUs, SoCs, and controllers…

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Et Tu, RAM? Computer Memory Price Hikes Are Coming

High demand for PCs and, importantly, desktop PCs has already resulted in increased graphics card, PSU, HDD, and SSD pricing, but apparently, now DRAM is getting even more expensive, too. According to a new report from Taiwan, memory prices are set for double-digit growth in the coming months.  Contract memory prices are projected to increase…