16FF coming soon, 10nm in late 2016
TSMC has shed more light on its FinFET plans, saying its 16nm and 10nm nodes are on track.
Moore’s Law alive and kicking
TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017.
TSMC lagging by at least one quarter
Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 820 may not only be the company’s first FinFET part, but the first processor manufactured by Samsung rather than TSMC.
Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge
Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.
Blame the almighty dollar
The share value of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is falling faster than a team of free fall parachuting elephants who have forgotten to pack the key ingredient of their act.
And may give some foundry business to Intel come 2017
Chipmaker Nvidia has reportedly moved some of its orders from its long-time partner TSMC to Samsung.
To take on Intel and Qualcomm
According to South Korean media reports, Samsung is interested in acquiring AMD, all in an effort to compete with rival chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm.
16nm process might be a better choice than Samsung’s 14nm
TSMC is reportedly getting the majority of Apple A9 orders, which would be a big coup for the company.