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Samsung and TSMC gets boost from Intel outsourcing rumours
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Rivals feast on Intel woes

Shares of Samsung Electronics and TSMC rose as the cocaine nose-jobs of Wall Street believe that Intel will outsource more chip manufacturing to cover its 7nm failure.

Do nanometers matter?
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:00

Do nanometers matter?


Analysis:
Interesting marketing that works

I have been around to vividly remember 350 nm and the first Pentium and AMD K5/K6 processors, and since that time, I have tracked the microprocessors and GPU market. It went swiftly from 350 to 250nm and later to 180, 130, 90, 65, 45, 32nm, and 14nm. It took some ten significant geometry shrinking and power reductions to get to 10nm and even to get to 7nm. Apple, in collaboration with TSMC, is just months away from announcing 5nm chips, but the real question is, do nanometers matter?

US Democrats worried about TSMC plans
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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:44

US Democrats worried about TSMC plans


Trump needs to explain what he promised

The US Democrats are smelling a rat after TSMC announced plans to build a US-based $12 billion plant on the same day that it kicked one of its best customers, Huawei, in the supply chain.

TSCM to build 5nm Fab in Arizona
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Monday, 18 May 2020 09:33

TSCM to build 5nm Fab in Arizona


Conditio sine qua non

After weeks of speculation, TSMC has officially confirmed that Taiwan based TSMC announced its intention to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in Arizona, United States.

Nvidia GA100 is a high-performance AI
Published in Graphics
Friday, 08 May 2020 10:36

Nvidia GA100 is a high-performance AI


TSMC 7nm, next-gen Hopper 5nm

There have been rumors for quite some time about the Nvidia Ampere and the manufacturing nod. Nvidia’s first AI-based solution comes from TSMC, while some GPUs will be manufactured by Samsung too.

AMD went to Samsung for RX 5500 XT Navi 14 GPU
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 16:52

AMD went to Samsung for RX 5500 XT Navi 14 GPU


A way to get enough GPUs to partners

According to our sources, AMD might have tapped Samsung for the Navi 14 GPU that is powering the recently launched Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card.

TSMC quashes rumours that it is to stop making Huawei chips
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Not aware of any such request

TSMC has dismissed rumours that the US government was forcing it to cancel its lucrative contracts with Huawei.

TSMC says it is on track for 5 nm
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:50

TSMC says it is on track for 5 nm


Arriving on platform 9

TSMC vice chairman and CEO C.C. Wei announced the company's plans for 5 nm are on track, which means High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) on the node is expected to be achieved by 2Q 2020.

Glofo and TSMC bury the hatchet
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 11:31

Glofo and TSMC bury the hatchet


Smoke peace pipe

Globalfoundries and TSMC have dismissed all litigation between them as well as those that involve any of their customers.

TSMC jacks up capital spending
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Friday, 18 October 2019 10:07

TSMC jacks up capital spending


5G growth better than expected

TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecasted a nearly 10 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and 5G smartphones.