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.
The spat between GlobalFoundries and TSMC might be yet another factor which will keep the semiconductor industry in the doldrums according to analysts.
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.
If they can make chips there, they can make them anywhere
Globalfoundries and ON Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semi to acquire a 300mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York.
GloFo's 12LP and Samsung's 11LPP
According to details that have surfaced after the launch of the new Radeon RX 590 refresh, it appears that AMD is sourcing the "new" Polaris 30 GPU from both GlobalFoundries and Samsung.
Massive demand for chips
The price of silicon wafers is set to rise by as much as 20 percent this year because of increasing demand from the automotive and other sectors.
Aiming for the car market
Globalfoundries will have its 12-inch wafer fabs in Dresden, Germany, focus on using FD-SOI process technology to fabricate automotive chips for the European market.
Migration to EUV lithography going well
Globalfoundries has improved its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask yield rate to nearly 65 percent and made progress in its movement to EUV lithography.
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.
Outfit looking for second 7nm supplier
HiSilicon Technologies wants another supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips and apparently Samsung, Globalfoundries and Intel are trying to get the Chinese fabless firm's attention.