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TSMC warns chip shortage to continue
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Thursday, 15 April 2021 11:21

TSMC warns chip shortage to continue


But profits up

TSMC said that while it is doing all it can to increase productivity and alleviate a worldwide chip shortage, tight supplies will likely continue into next year.

TSMC will invest $100 billion to boost chip capacity
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Much more than Intel 

TSMC plans to invest $100 billion over the next three to increase capacity at its chipmaking plants, days after Intel announced a “more modest”  $20 billion plan to expand its advanced chip manufacturing capacity.

TSMC shares slide after Intel expansion announced
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Kicking Pat Gelsinger might have shaken the Taiwan outfit 

TSMC shares fell nearly four per cent after Intel announced a $20 billion plan to expand its advanced chip manufacturing capacity.

Don't worry - there is enough water for TSMC
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Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:49

Don't worry - there is enough water for TSMC


21st century problems

While most people are not aware of it, Taiwan is suffering a significant drought, and there are fears that the chip producer TSMC might not have enough water to carry on.

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.