Analysts claim Taiwan foundries coining in cash
Published in Processors


16nm doing well but 20nm slumps

Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.

TSMC’s 7nm tech is on track
Published in Processors


For anyone wanting risk next year

TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu told yesterday's investors meeting that his outfit’s 7nm was well on track and will be ready for risk production in the middle of next year.

Intel makes 14nm chips for Spreadtrum
Published in Processors


Thinks Samsung will be interested

Chipzilla has announced that it is making 14nm application processors for Spreadtrum and the pair might have Samsung as a client.

TSMC promises to prop up Moores Law
Published in Processors


Old Moore’s almanac

TSMC has said it will prop up Moore's Law and will innovate to keep it going.

MediaTek to release two TSMC 10nm chips
Published in Processors


Intel not even there

While Chipzilla has admitted it can’t build a 10nm chip, Mediatek is planning to release two of them using TSMC’s process.

Apple already working on iPhone 8S
Published in Mobiles

The churn  never stops

It seems that one of three Apple chip design teams is already pretty well advanced with a design for an iPhone 8S.

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018
Published in News


Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages


According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.

TSMC expects to see a 10 percent revenue growth
Published in Processors


2016 was not so bad

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see a 10 percent revenue increase in 2016.

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge
Published in News


It’s the takeover tango - one more time

I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.

Rumors that Intel will make Apple’s chips gain momentum
Published in Processors


But not until at least 2018

It is starting to look like the rumors that Intel is going to start making Apple’s mobile chip are actually true – despite a lack of official confirmation from anyone.