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TSMC start making Intel’s Core i3
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Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:28

TSMC start making Intel’s Core i3


5nm in the second quarter

TSMC is to start making Intel's Core i3 on its 5nm process in 2H21 according to beancounters at TrendForce.

Intel talking to TSMC and Samsung
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Monday, 11 January 2021 11:36

Intel talking to TSMC and Samsung


Please make our chips

Intel has talked with TSMC and Samsung about the Asian companies making some of its best chips, but the Silicon Valley pioneer is still holding out hope for last minute improvements in its own production capabilities.

US-China trade war spoils it for the rest
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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 12:29

US-China trade war spoils it for the rest


TSMC chairman Mark Liu warns

The US-Chinese trade war is driving up costs and limiting the flow of ideas, the chairman of TSMC warned.

Nvidia-ARM takeover a big win for Jensen Huang
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Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:21

Nvidia-ARM takeover a big win for Jensen Huang


Provided it's quarantined

Semiconductor analyst Malcolm Penn told Fudzilla today that if Nvidia plays its cards right with the ARM acquisition, people would be thinking in 10 years' time what a bargain the $40 billion buy was.

Samsung closing gap on TSMC
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Friday, 04 September 2020 11:20

Samsung closing gap on TSMC


Even Qualcomm wants to be friends

The gap between Samsung and TSMC is closing and if it is going to meet its goal of being the world's largest foundary firm by 2030 it is going to have to do even more.

Apple spins carbon neutral aspirations
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Friday, 14 August 2020 10:18

Apple spins carbon neutral aspirations


Need TSMC and Foxconn to get on board.

The fruity cargo cult known as Apple claims that it will be carbon neutral in ten years, but apparently that positive statement is dependent on its suppliers.

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?
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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.