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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaving in June
TSMC said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire in June – to be fair he is 86.
TSMC is to make 70 to 80 percent of Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC).