Semiconductor makers brace for lay-offs
Published in Processors


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.

TSMC wins a secrecy battle against Samsung
Published in News


Stop nicking our secrets

TSMC has won a court ruling that will prohibit a former employee from leaking trade secrets to Samsung.

TSMC prepares for 16nm production
Published in Processors


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.

TSMC might test EUV on 7nm
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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.

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET
Published in Processors


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.

A9 chip production starts
Published in News


Delayed by Apple


Samsung and TSMC have started production of the chip which is supposed to be under the bonnet of the iPhone 6s.

TSMC sees profit slowing
Published in Processors


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.

TSMC to move to 16FF+ in next six months
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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. 

TSMC confident it can beat Samsung to 10nm
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We are well greased

TSMC has said that it is confident that it can beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines.

TSMC to set up 10nm pilot in June
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Mass production in late 2016

TSMC is planning to create a 10nm pilot line at its 300mm wafer plant in Fab 12.