China and TaiwanIC foundries gearing up
IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for a huge growth in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.
Building its own power plant
Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is thinking of generating electricity in-house.
Fings ain't what they used to be
Semiconductor companies are planning a round of lay-offs in the Far East as sales start to dry up.
Stop nicking our secrets
TSMC has won a court ruling that will prohibit a former employee from leaking trade secrets to Samsung.
Nvidia sorted sorta
TSMC has mentioned that it will be looking to commence production using its 16nm process in the third quarter now it looks like it is happening.
Scanners not ready for UltraViolet
TSMC has talking about using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for its advanced 10nm process technology but it does not look like it will happen, however it might be ready for 7nm.
Promises an aggressive ramp-up
TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu has announced his outfit has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm FinFET manufacturing process.
Delayed by Apple
Samsung and TSMC have started production of the chip which is supposed to be under the bonnet of the iPhone 6s.
Looks like Apple sales are not that good
Chipmaker TSMC's second quarter profit growth slowed to 33 percent year-on-year as sales fell for the second consecutive period on weaker smartphone demand in China and other emerging markets.
Foundry plans to triple 16nm capacity in 2016
TSMC's 16nm FinFET process has barely gotten off the ground, but the foundry is already talking about 16nm FinFET Plus, which is due to launch by the end of the year.