Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 19 March 2012 12:27

28nm works well for Nvidia

Written by Fuad Abazovic

nvidia

Production is fine


It is always a cat and mouse game. Who can get the most out of the brand new 28nm production process?

AMD started making its 28nm chips late last year, started selling them early this year and it has roughly a one-quarter lead over Nvidia.

Nvidia is launching 28nm Kepler GTX 680 this week and we are hearing that Nvidia is pleased with its yields. Of course, Nvidia would like to have even more wafers, but TSMC cannot churn out enough of them, as it also has to service other 28nm customers.

Kepler is currently shipping to many OEMs and AIBs (Add in board partners) and traditionally AIBs were never happy with the volume of new graphics cards that they are getting. 

Since Kepler performs quite well, Nvidia and its partners expect strong sales and they believe they can quickly sell all the cards that they manage can get in.

However, it seems TSMC’s transition issues are getting serious. Shifting from a manufacturing process to a new, smaller one, e.g. 40nm to 28nm is becoming increasingly problematic, we witnessed this trend in previous transitions and it now seems to be getting worse. You can expect that going to 20nm is not going to be walk in a park either.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments