And poaches Intel man
Taiwanese fab company TSMC has approved a capital injection of $4.91 billion at a board meeting.
It does not appear interested in 10nm
TSMC thinks that it can win back Qualcomm’s chip business with its 7nm process technology, but has all but given up expecting it to return for 10nm.
Up to 10 percent improvement over Helio P10
According to a report coming from China, MediaTek has released its new Helio P15 chipset, an upgrade to the quite popular Helio P10 chipset.
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.
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.
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.
Old Moore’s almanac
TSMC has said it will prop up Moore's Law and will innovate to keep it going.
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.
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.
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.