Apple backtracks as TSMC tells it pay up or else
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Karma

After a few decades of telling suppliers how much it will pay, and punishing them if they did not obey, the fruity cargo cult Apple has been forced by TSMC to pay a chip price it did not set.

TSMC ready for 3nm process launch in September
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Tame Apple Press claims fruity cargo cult will be the first to get it 

TSMC is on track to launch the much-awaited 3nm process node in September and mainstream media loyal to the fruity Apple cult insist that it will be its first 3nm customer.

Intel plans price hikes
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Friday, 15 July 2022 12:06

Intel plans price hikes


Expect it to get pricey after autumn

Chipzilla has decided that its chips are too cheap and it is going to jack up the prices, according to Nikkei Asia.

TSMC does better than expected
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Friday, 08 July 2022 12:30

TSMC does better than expected


Looks like chip industry is better than people thought

For a while now analysts have been trying to write off the chip sector despite evidence that things are doing well.

TSMC tells partners to move to new smaller processing standards
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Time to abandon 40nm and larger

While TSMC makes about a quarter of its cash from chips which use technology so old that they are steam driven, it has had enough and is "strongly encouraging" its customers on its oldest (and least dense) nodes to migrate some of their mature designs to its 28 nm-class process technologies.

TSMC continues to grow
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Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:42

TSMC continues to grow


While Intel declines

Beancounters have been looking at some numbers and reached the conclusion that TSMC will grow second-quarter revenue 43 percent quarter-over-quarter to $18.1 billion.

China’s chip industry growing faster than anywhere in the world
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It looks like Trump’s tech war made things worse

China's chip industry is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, after US sanctions on local champions from Huawei to Hikvision spurred appetite for home-grown components.

Schmidt wants US to back Taiwan and South Korean chipmakers
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Keep using Asians but outsourced to the US 

The US should do more to attract overseas chipmakers to build plants on its territory as a matter of national security, former Google chief Eric Schmidt wrote.

TSMC builds four new fabs
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Monday, 20 June 2022 12:28

TSMC builds four new fabs


Worth $10 billion each

TSMC has announced that it is building four new fabs worth $10 billion each in Taiwan.

TSMC shows off 2nm
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Friday, 17 June 2022 10:12

TSMC shows off 2nm


Uses gate-all-around field-effect transistors

TSMC officially introduced its N2 (2nm class) manufacturing technology, its first node that will use gate-all-around field-effect transistors (GAAFETs), at its 2022 TSMC Technology Symposium.