A prominent Taiwanese processor maker that is already supplying Apple
and other companies with chips announced on Friday that it expects to be responsible for "almost all" 28-nanometer chips made in 2013, a startling prediction that has the industry buzzing that the company has secured a large-scale deal with the iPhone maker. The news from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
that its output of the processors will triple this year, along with a possible new US-based facility
, leads analysts to suspect a further Apple connection.