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Apple And Taiwan Semiconductor: 2 Companies Moving Technologically In Tandem

Since last week, there have been positive press articles discussing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s (TSM) profit surge and Apple (AAPL) selling 18 million iPhone 12 smartphones in Q4 2020.

Look at the Apple and TSMC stock performance over the past year. Both companies’ stock performance is similar, although in the past week or so they diverged. As a result, TSM stock has grown 102.6%, while Apple’s stock has grown 76.1%.

Despite some historic divergence, it’s important for investors to recognize that there’s a supply-demand synergy between these companies, and it’s gaining strength since TSMC’s first chip produced for Apple was installed in the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which were introduced on Sept. 9, 2014. Read more…..

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