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Intel under pressure to ramp up outsourcing to Asian chipmakers

US has been in talks with TSMC to produce flagship chip products for first time ever

U.S. chipmaking giant Intel is in talks with TSMC to sharply expand their outsourcing arrangement. (Source photos by Shinya Sawai and Kaisuke Ota)

TAIPEI -- Asia’s biggest chipmakers hope Intel on Thursday will confirm long-standing talks to give them a bigger role in making its flagship chip products, as the U.S. semiconductor titan struggles to keep pace with the cutting-edge offerings of its rivals.

America's biggest manufacturer of microprocessors has been in intense talks for at least five projects with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. with a view to outsourcing production of some of its flagship processors for a wide range of devices, including laptops, servers and edge-computing devices, to the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, Nikkei Asia has learned. 

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