Jumping by a fifth
TSMC said that its quarterly sales and forecast revenue for the current quarter will jump by at least a fifth, thanks to a pandemic-led surge in global demand for semiconductors that power smartphones, laptops and cars.
Donating them to the government to bypass China ban
Foxconn and TSMC have agreed to buy 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for the island of Taiwan. The two companies will be paying up to $35 a dose of the BioNTech vaccine and donating them to the government.
Ready for next year
Apple and Intel will be the first adopters of TSMC's next-generation chip production technology ahead of its deployment as early as next year.
TSMC might be expanding the project’s scope
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that TSMC’s plans to build a 5nm process node in Arizona might be considerably more ambitious than thought.
Wants to help the government out
Taiwan will allow Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn and TSMC to negotiate on the government's behalf for COVID-19 vaccines.
$12 billion on new chip factory
TSMC has started work on a site in Arizona where it plans to spend $12 billion to build a computer chip factory.
Trumping IBM’s 2nm
Just when you thought IBM’s 2nm process technology was ahead of the game, TSMC claims to have had a 1nm breakthrough.
It is going to take a while to build new fabs
IBM has joined the legions in the chip industry who have warned that the chip shortage is not going away soon.
Talks with the EU appear to have broken down
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is weighing plans to pump tens of billions of dollars more into cutting-edge chip factories in the US state of Arizona than it had previously disclosed but appears to have dropped plans for an advanced European plant.
Save our car industry before anyone else
The US Commerce Department is pressuring Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing and other Taiwanese firms to prioritise US carmakers to ease chip shortages in the near term.