Weak third quarter for IC foundries
Published in News
Friday, 25 September 2015 12:07

Weak third quarter for IC foundries


Even TSMC

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries are seeing a weak third quarter with their combined revenues set to decrease and 3.7 per cent on year.

TSMC expects sales drop
Published in News
Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:56

TSMC expects sales drop


But revenues up

Chipmaker TSMC has warnedthat its revenues for the fourth quarter will experience a sequential decline, however its bottom line has been saved by the fact that the US dollar is doing well against the Taiwan currency.

MEMS market boom coming
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:30

MEMS market boom coming


China and TaiwanIC foundries gearing up

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for a huge growth in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.

TSMC wants to get into electricity
Published in News
Friday, 04 September 2015 11:32

TSMC wants to get into electricity


Building its own power plant

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is thinking of generating electricity in-house.

Semiconductor makers brace for lay-offs
Published in Processors
Friday, 28 August 2015 11:47

Semiconductor makers brace for lay-offs


Fings ain't what they used to be

Semiconductor companies are planning a round of lay-offs in the Far East as sales start to dry up.

TSMC wins a secrecy battle against Samsung
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 16:22

TSMC wins a secrecy battle against Samsung


Stop nicking our secrets

TSMC has won a court ruling that will prohibit a former employee from leaking trade secrets to Samsung.

TSMC prepares for 16nm production
Published in Processors
Friday, 14 August 2015 12:42

TSMC prepares for 16nm production


Nvidia sorted sorta 

TSMC has mentioned that it will be looking to commence production using its 16nm process in the third quarter now it looks like it is happening.

TSMC might test EUV on 7nm
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 13:36

TSMC might test EUV on 7nm


Scanners not ready for UltraViolet 

TSMC has talking about using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for its advanced 10nm process technology but it does not look like it will happen, however it might be ready for 7nm.

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 July 2015 12:46

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET


Promises an aggressive ramp-up

TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu has announced his outfit has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm FinFET manufacturing process.

A9 chip production starts
Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2015 13:18

A9 chip production starts


Delayed by Apple


Samsung and TSMC have started production of the chip which is supposed to be under the bonnet of the iPhone 6s.