It cost one billion dollars to tape out 7nm chip
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Economy of scale

After months of investigation and multiple conversations with several fellow engineers, and super C level executives in multiple organizations, we learned that it costs over one billion dollars to tape out a 7nm chip.

AMD's Rome voltage is high
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:54

AMD's Rome voltage is high


But it is allowed by TSMC

Remember our original Rome story where we wrote that AMD is exceeding TSMC's recommended voltage It turns out that the story is true, but at the same time, AMD has a special deal with TSMC where the company optimized and allowed a  higher voltage for AMD’s Rome.

TSMC strikes back in GloFo legal war
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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 11:07

TSMC strikes back in GloFo legal war


Patent infringement

TSMC has announced it filed multiple lawsuits on September 30, 2019 against Globalfoundries in the US, Germany and Singapore for its alleged ongoing infringement of 25 patents by at least its 40nm, 28nm, 22nm, 14nm, and 12nm node processes.

TSMC coining it in thanks to 7nm
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 27 September 2019 11:25

TSMC coining it in thanks to 7nm


Sales expected to jump by 32 per cent

Augers at market research outfit IC Insights have been consulting the liver of a particularly fat ram and have predicted that TSMC's sales will jump 32 percent year-over-year in the second half of 2019.

Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:14

Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages


Rumours from the Far East

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that there could be supply problems with AMD’s 7nm processors and graphics cards.

Glofo and TSMC’s row might drag down semiconductor industry
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Analysts concerned

The spat between GlobalFoundries and TSMC might be yet another factor which will keep the semiconductor industry in the doldrums according to analysts.

GlobalFoundries tries to ban TSMC from US
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 10:49

GlobalFoundries tries to ban TSMC from US


Could stop the TSMC products coming into the country

GlobalFoundries has sued larger rival TSMC for patent infringement, seeking to stop the defendant’s customers including Apple from importing affected products to the United States and Germany.

TSMC jumps in to save Moore’s Law
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Thursday, 15 August 2019 22:37

TSMC jumps in to save Moore’s Law


2500 mm2 interposer and 5nm N5P EUV to the rescue

Usually, it is Intel which talks about Moore’s Law, but this time our long-time industry friend Godfrey Cheng at TSMC talked about potential and the future of the world’s finest manufacturing facility.

Godfrey Cheng goes to TSMC
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 08:53

Godfrey Cheng goes to TSMC


Head of Global Marketing


Godfrey sounded surprised when I mentioned that I still remember our first meetings when he was running the marketing for the legendary ATI AllinWonder cards, but at the time in the early 2000s, these were some of the most prominent cards ever created. They could do a TV-out.

Nvidia admits TSMC and Samsung both making next gen GPU
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Rumours were partly true

The graphics chip maker named after a Roman vengeance demon, Nvidia has confirmed that its next-generation GPU will continue to be produced by TSMC and Samsung.