Apple will create its own power management chips
Published in Processors


Dialog faces night of the long knives

Yet another loyal Apple partner is suffering for failing to do what the company told it to do.

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 November 2017 14:03

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC


The one after Snapdragon 845

Korean based Etnews has mentioned that Qualcomm 7nm manufacturing has been a big win for TSMC while two other US and China customers chose Samsung’s 7nm. TSMC traditionially have dibs on Nvidia and MediaTek too. 

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:57

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018


Volume shipments in early 2019

It looks like that you will see first 7nm SoCs in the second half of 2018 and currently all the major players are working on designs.

TSMC sees growth and new processes
Published in Processors
Friday, 20 October 2017 12:44

TSMC sees growth and new processes


Reveals cunning plans

TSMC has revised its 2017 forecasts for global foundry to seven percent growth and thinks that the overall IC market will grow 16 percent.

TSMC sees profits down
Published in Processors
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:44

TSMC sees profits down


Supply-chain inventory constraints

TSMC claimed that supply-chain inventory constraints hurt its net profit in the third quarter, although not as badly as many analysts had predicted.

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.