10nm, 12nm ULP account for 10 percent of all revenues this year
Over the weekend, TSMC reduced its forecast for global foundry growth in 2017 by roughly two percentage points as a result of elevated inventory in the supply chain, according to company officials.
Doing the deals to cut the ribbon
TSMC is close to striking deals with a number of equipment, materials and components companies that will support production at its new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China.
Volume production in April
The fruity, tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple’s bestie TSMC is gearing up for volume production of the A11 processor in April.
Full production in the second half
TSMC is going to start moving 12-inch equipment into its Nanjing plant in the second half of 2017.
Despite being unhappy with 10nm process
MediaTek is not having much luck with getting the yields right for TSMC's 10nm process, but it will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips.
Recovering from a list of multi-billion dollar writedowns
According to a recent Chinese-language report, TSMC and Foxconn Electronics are partnering up to place bids for shares of Toshiba’s memory business after the company dealt with a major loss in its devices and components business last year amid a drop in global memory prices. And problems with nuclear matters.
On track for the first half of the year
Although it is still a long way off into the future, TSMC said that it is on track to start risk production of 5nm chips in the first half of 2019.
Key customers were not interested
MediaTek is planning a Helio X30 in 10nm later this year but news from Taiwan indicates that some key customers didn’t order the new flagship 10 core chip.
It is between 13 and 11nm dummies
A while ago the dark satanic rumour mill suggested that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company was planning to release a sexed-up version of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed "12nm".
60 percent of revenues to come from US this year
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company held its most recent investors conference on January 12th, during which company officials said that it has not ruled out the possibility of building a facility in the US as a response to recent nationalistic pleas to restore American manufacturing jobs.