New Geforce will be incremental
Published in Graphics
Saturday, 24 June 2017 12:06

New Geforce will be incremental


Clock is tocking not ticking 

The upcoming Geforce GPU architecture will be more incremental than revolutionary as Nvidia appears to be using Intel’s tick-tock strategy. 

TSMC scores some of Qualcomm's chip business
Published in Processors


Will make baseband chips produced on its 7nm process

TSMC has regained some chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors.

TSMC might build more foundries in Taiwan
Published in Processors
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:08

TSMC might build more foundries in Taiwan


No interest in making America grate again

Any idea that TSMC was going follow Foxconn or Japan's SoftBank and set up a foundry in the US has been dashed.

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process
Published in News
Thursday, 11 May 2017 21:43

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process


Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion and HiSilicon for now

TSMC has just landed several chip orders for its 12-nanometer half-node process, a smaller version of its existing 16nm FinFET technology that will allow it to compete against Samsung and GlobalFoundries at a lower cost than its existing lineup.

TSMC engineer charged with stealing secrets
Published in News


Passed them to the Chinese 

A former TSMC engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure play foundry and giving them to the China-based Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC).

Apple might invest several billion in Toshiba
Published in News


iPad maker might go for another pile old Tosh


The fruity cargo cult Apple is thinking of dropping a billion or two for the troubled Toshiba semiconductor unit.

TSMC's lower Q2 outlook will not impede new nodes
Published in News


10nm, 12nm ULP account for 10 percent of all revenues this year


Over the weekend, TSMC reduced its forecast for global foundry growth in 2017 by roughly two percentage points as a result of elevated inventory in the supply chain, according to company officials.

TSMC’s 12-inch plant on schedule
Published in News
Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:35

TSMC’s 12-inch plant on schedule


Doing the deals to cut the ribbon


TSMC is close to striking deals with a number of equipment, materials and components companies that will support production at its new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China.

TSMC gears up for A11 processor
Published in Processors
Monday, 27 March 2017 14:12

TSMC gears up for A11 processor


Volume production in April


The fruity, tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple’s bestie TSMC is gearing up for volume production of the A11 processor in April.

TSMC will pilot 12-inch facility early next year
Published in Processors


Full production in the second half


TSMC is going to start moving 12-inch equipment into its Nanjing plant in the second half of 2017.