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TSMC starts work on Arizona site
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 June 2021 11:14

TSMC starts work on Arizona site


$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.

TSMC claims to have developed 1nm chips
Published in PC Hardware


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.

IBM confirms chip shortage is not going away
Published in News


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.

TSMC turns to US for expansion
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 14 May 2021 12:25

TSMC turns to US for expansion


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.

US leaning on TSMC to supply carmakers with chips
Published in Transportation


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.

TSMC to catch up with chip shortage by June
Published in News


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.

TSMC says its N2, N3, and N4 processes on schedule
Published in PC Hardware


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.

China five years behind TSMC
Published in News
Monday, 26 April 2021 15:45

China five years behind TSMC


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.

TSMC warns chip shortage to continue
Published in PC Hardware
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
Published in News


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.