TSMC to see record 4Q18 revenues
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:32

TSMC to see record 4Q18 revenues


All thanks to its 7nm

TSMC is expected to post record revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 thanks mostly to the contribution coming from its 7nm processing.

Intel outsourcing entry-level and chipset production
Published in PC Hardware


Fighting those shortages

According to the latest report, Intel might be outsourcing some of its entry-level processor and chipset production to other foundries, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) being the only viable option.

TSMC expects 10 per cent of sales to be 7nm
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 19 October 2018 12:18

TSMC expects 10 per cent of sales to be 7nm


Thanks, Intel and Gloflo

TSMC expects 7nm chip sales to account for 10 percent of its  2018 revenues after its rivals decided to give the technology a miss or delayed development.

TSMC sees profits fall
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Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:06

TSMC sees profits fall


As an expected trade war looms

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has reported a 0.9 percent fall in third quarter net profits.

TSMC to set up new fab
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:05

TSMC to set up new fab


New packaging for its back end

TSMC is attempting to get approval to build a new advanced packaging Fab in Taiwan.

AMD will take a third of the desktop
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:15

AMD will take a third of the desktop


Intel has blinked.

AMD may regain 30 percent of global desktop CPU market share in the fourth quarter of 2018 as Intel continues to lose ground.

Apple A12 bionic 7nm detailed
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 21:38

Apple A12 bionic 7nm detailed


6-core CPU 4-core GPU and a lot of AI

Apple’s A12 Bionic is the name of the most important chip inside the iPhone Xs and Xs Max and Xr detailed here. Make no mistake, this is the first to ship 7nm but not the first to sample or be announced, it is actually the third. As believers in the Apple religion don’t care about features unless they have it in their beloved iPhones, they don’t care about the rest of the world.

Apple A12 Bionic chip is third 7nm for phones
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:19

Apple A12 Bionic chip is third 7nm for phones


Announced, but first to ship

Let's get one thing straight right from the start. Apple's iPhone Xs next generation A12 Bionic SoC has been claimed by Apple’s Phil Schiller to be the first on the market. Well, it is the third, as Qualcomm and Huawei have already announced that they sampled or in production of their 7nm Phone SoCs.

AMD CTO discusses 7nm EPYC and Vega 7nm
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:22

AMD CTO discusses 7nm EPYC and Vega 7nm


Both TSMC don’t worry about GloFo

The news that GlobalFoundries is walking away from 7nm manufacturing brought a lot of uncertainty to AMD’s roadmap and Mark Papermaster the CTO of the company has just posted a blog comforting investors and assuring customers that both CPU and GPU designs at 7nm are in safe hands at TSMC.

TSMC hit by virus
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:25

TSMC hit by virus


Fab plants infected 

TSMC has warned that several of its fabrication plants suffered virus infections on 3 August disrupting production.