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