TSMC might outpace Samsung on 7nm
Published in Processors
Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:25

TSMC might outpace Samsung on 7nm


Secured orders from 40 big customers


TSMC is set to take Samsung to the cleaners this year in the race to 7nm process volume production.

Nvidia will have two big GPUs in 2018
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:48

Nvidia will have two big GPUs in 2018


Ampere and the gaming GPU

There have been many reports that Nvidia’s next generation technology will be codenamed Ampere and we want to set one thing straight. The successor of Volta is an AI/ML chip and not a GPU - just like Volta never was.

Apple will create its own power management chips
Published in Processors


Dialog faces night of the long knives

Yet another loyal Apple partner is suffering for failing to do what the company told it to do.

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 November 2017 14:03

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC


The one after Snapdragon 845

Korean based Etnews has mentioned that Qualcomm 7nm manufacturing has been a big win for TSMC while two other US and China customers chose Samsung’s 7nm. TSMC traditionially have dibs on Nvidia and MediaTek too. 

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:57

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018


Volume shipments in early 2019

It looks like that you will see first 7nm SoCs in the second half of 2018 and currently all the major players are working on designs.

TSMC sees growth and new processes
Published in Processors
Friday, 20 October 2017 12:44

TSMC sees growth and new processes


Reveals cunning plans

TSMC has revised its 2017 forecasts for global foundry to seven percent growth and thinks that the overall IC market will grow 16 percent.

TSMC sees profits down
Published in Processors
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:44

TSMC sees profits down


Supply-chain inventory constraints

TSMC claimed that supply-chain inventory constraints hurt its net profit in the third quarter, although not as badly as many analysts had predicted.

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 12:33

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan


Not the US

As we predicted,TSMC will build the 'world's first' semiconductor plant to support the creation of 3nm node silicon chips in Taiwan.

TSMC  founder and chairman, Morris Chang  to retire
Published in Processors


Leaving in June

TSMC said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire in June – to be fair he is 86.

TSMC will make most of Qualcomm's power management ICs
Published in Processors


Goodbye Globalfoundaries 

TSMC is to make 70 to 80 percent of Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC).