http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/news/detail/1,1958,1604_1252_23,00.html According to that article, a lot of Motorola's semiconductor manufacturing is going to happen at TSMC. The article refers to Motorola's products as "embedded solutions" (you have to love PR-speak) but, if you read up on Motorola's processor lineup, even the 1 GHz MPC 7455 (also known as the "Apollo" G4 found in PowerMacs) is considered an embedded processor. This doesn't mean that the G5 is going to be released at MWNY, but TSMC is well-known for their manufacturing capabilities. The nVidia video chips many of us have in our systems are manufactured at TSMC. This means that Apple could potentially have an improved manufacturing process, one which is either more cost-efficient and/or gets newer technologies out the door sooner than if Motorola had to manufacture the CPUs themselves.