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TSMC's market cap has now exceeded that of Intel

TSMC is one of Intel's main rivals. (Source: Twitter)
TSMC is one of Intel's main rivals. (Source: Twitter)
An analyst with the ARK Investing group has reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) now has a market cap that exceeds that of Intel. Therefore, the former may now be more valuable than the latter. This is mainly attributed to the Company's smartphone SoC business.

James Wong, who works with ARK Investing group, has noted that, as of May 2020, TSMC's market cap is greater than that of Intel. Wong found this worth tweeting as the latter is "the most iconic semiconductor company in history" has been outdone by "a nondescript Taiwanese factory with no chip it can call its own".

Then again, there are those who regard the company as anything but nondescript. Its production line is associated with chipsets for every major type of personal device out there. They include PCs, Android phones and iPhones. This mass-produced silicon also goes to the highest-end 7-nanometer level at TSMC, not to mention its next 5nm generation.

Therefore, the Taiwanese manufacturer has a hand in Ryzen 4000 APUs, as well as NVIDIA graphics cards based on the upcoming Ampere and possibly even Hopper GPUs. However, Wong believes that TSMC's success is mostly based on its relationships between mobile-device CPU makers that include HiSilicon and Apple.

A graph showing TSMC's manufacturing output by application. (Source: Twitter)
A graph showing TSMC's manufacturing output by application. (Source: Twitter)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-05- 6 (Update: 2020-05- 6)