TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 12:33

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan


Not the US

As we predicted,TSMC will build the 'world's first' semiconductor plant to support the creation of 3nm node silicon chips in Taiwan.

TSMC  founder and chairman, Morris Chang  to retire
Published in Processors


Leaving in June

TSMC said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire in June – to be fair he is 86.

TSMC will make most of Qualcomm's power management ICs
Published in Processors


Goodbye Globalfoundaries 

TSMC is to make 70 to 80 percent of Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC).

MediaTek announces Helio P23 and P30
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 12:21

MediaTek announces Helio P23 and P30


Back to its Mid-market roots

MediaTek has just announced its latest addition to the Helio family with two new octa core Helio P23 and P30 CPUs, both at 16nm from TSMC.

Chinese chipmakers could be boosted in post-Moore’s Law
Published in News


Chinese dragon could take Chipzilla 

Not everyone is mourning the slow death of Moore’s Law and Chinese chipmakers could use the period to catch up with their Western rivals.

New Geforce will be incremental
Published in Graphics
Saturday, 24 June 2017 12:06

New Geforce will be incremental


Clock is tocking not ticking 

The upcoming Geforce GPU architecture will be more incremental than revolutionary as Nvidia appears to be using Intel’s tick-tock strategy. 

TSMC scores some of Qualcomm's chip business
Published in Processors


Will make baseband chips produced on its 7nm process

TSMC has regained some chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors.

TSMC might build more foundries in Taiwan
Published in Processors
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:08

TSMC might build more foundries in Taiwan


No interest in making America grate again

Any idea that TSMC was going follow Foxconn or Japan's SoftBank and set up a foundry in the US has been dashed.

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process
Published in News
Thursday, 11 May 2017 21:43

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process


Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion and HiSilicon for now

TSMC has just landed several chip orders for its 12-nanometer half-node process, a smaller version of its existing 16nm FinFET technology that will allow it to compete against Samsung and GlobalFoundries at a lower cost than its existing lineup.

TSMC engineer charged with stealing secrets
Published in News


Passed them to the Chinese 

A former TSMC engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure play foundry and giving them to the China-based Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC).