Dialog faces night of the long knives
Yet another loyal Apple partner is suffering for failing to do what the company told it to do.
The one after Snapdragon 845
Korean based Etnews has mentioned that Qualcomm 7nm manufacturing has been a big win for TSMC while two other US and China customers chose Samsung’s 7nm. TSMC traditionially have dibs on Nvidia and MediaTek too.
Volume shipments in early 2019
It looks like that you will see first 7nm SoCs in the second half of 2018 and currently all the major players are working on designs.
Reveals cunning plans
TSMC has revised its 2017 forecasts for global foundry to seven percent growth and thinks that the overall IC market will grow 16 percent.
Supply-chain inventory constraints
TSMC claimed that supply-chain inventory constraints hurt its net profit in the third quarter, although not as badly as many analysts had predicted.
Leaving in June
TSMC said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire in June – to be fair he is 86.
TSMC is to make 70 to 80 percent of Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC).
Back to its Mid-market roots
MediaTek has just announced its latest addition to the Helio family with two new octa core Helio P23 and P30 CPUs, both at 16nm from TSMC.
Chinese dragon could take Chipzilla
Not everyone is mourning the slow death of Moore’s Law and Chinese chipmakers could use the period to catch up with their Western rivals.