Earthquake might have damaged TSMC production
Published in Processors


The Gods are not happy with the iPhone 7

Although it was thought that the earthquake in Taiwan might have had a limited impact on the production of electronics, rumours are flying that all is not well at TSMC.

Pascal in testing phase
Published in Graphics
15 February 2016

Pascal in testing phase


Sent to India

The next-gen Pascal-based GPUs by Nvidia are now in the testing and validation phase.

Apple knifes Samsung
Published in Processors
11 February 2016

Apple knifes Samsung


Puts all 10nm eggs in TSMC’s basket

Fruity cargo cult Apple has turned on its partner Samsung and given the contract to produce 10-nano application processors (AP) to TSMC.

Intel not ahead of the foundries
Published in Processors


Transistor performance lagging

The naming game for the next generation of chipmaking actually covers up the fact that Intel is probably not ahead of the foundries in terms of transistor performance.

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla
Published in Processors


Analyst warns

Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.

Intel’s roadmap has three families on 10nm
Published in Processors


Rumours starting to firm up


It is starting to look like the rumours Chipzilla is planning to launch three processor families manufactured on the 10nm process node are proving true.

Samsung and TSMC slug it out over new processes
Published in Processors


Begun the Gen.3.14 FinFet wars have

Samsung and TSMC are starting to slug it out introducing Gen.3 14 and 16-nano FinFET system semiconductor processes, but the cost could mean that smartphone makers shy away from the technology in the short term.

TSMC's 5nm plans revealed
Published in Processors


Two years after 7nm

Foundry TSMC claims it will be ready to roll out its 5nm process technology two years after the launch of its 7nm node..

TSMC does rather well
Published in News
15 January 2016

TSMC does rather well


Will out perform the industry average

While many expected TSMC to suffer from from the downturn in China it appears that the company is still doing rather nicely thank-you.

Mother of Snapdragons choses Samsung
Published in Processors


Qualcomm knifes TSMC

Qualcomm's long running partnership with TSMC appears to be grinding to a halt after the chipmaker chose rival Samsung to make its coming flagship mobile chip.