$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.
Been working on the matter since December
TSMC said it would catch up with the "minimum requirement" of customer demand for auto chips by the end of June.
Spending $25-$28 billion to make sure
TSMC has recently reiterated that it's confident that its N2, N3, and N4 processes will be available on time and will be more advanced than competing nodes.
Morris Chang says
In a rare public appearance since retiring nearly three years ago, TSMC founder Morris Chang, the 89 year old founder of the world's largest contract chipmaker, said China is not yet a competitor in chipmaking.
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.
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.