TSMC buys more gear
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:24

TSMC buys more gear


Expansion in the works

TSMC appears to be planning another huge chip exansion and written cheques to the value of $700 million on semiconductor capital equipment in recent weeks.

TSMC gets fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging
Published in Processors


All ready for 2016

TSMC is scheduled to move its integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology to volume production in the second quarter of 2016.

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China
Published in Processors
Monday, 07 December 2015 10:47

TSMC wants 12 inch wafer factory in China


16nm plans

TSMC has asked the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs to allow it to invest in a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility and a design service centre in Nanjing, China.

Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 14:21

Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC


Low production capacity

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Intel will not be getting the work for LG’s Nuclun 2 because it lacks the production capacity.

Intel does not need PCs for growth
Published in Processors
Friday, 20 November 2015 10:44

Intel does not need PCs for growth


Predicts it can make its cash elsewhere


Intel said 2016 sales will climb in the "mid single-digit" percent range and said it didn’t need a buoyant personal-computer market to make piles of dosh.

Samsung develops 10nm FinFET S-RAM
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:57

Samsung develops 10nm FinFET S-RAM


Ahead of Intel and TSMC

Samsung appears to have stolen a march on Intel and TSMC by coming up with a 10-nano FinFET processed S-RAM

Officially released, Kirin 950 can manage 2.53 GHz
Published in Mobiles


Cortex A72 with 16nm TSMC FinFET

Huawei, the company that is probably the hardest to pronounce in tech has officially unveiled its Kirin 950 first FinFET 16nm based processor. 

Foundries ask customers to switch to 12 inch wafers
Published in Processors


Size matters


Foundries are asking LCD driver clients to upgrade to 12-inch process to provide a stable supply for analogue ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs, car-use chips, MEMS and other niche-market products.

LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:19

LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016


Will add an Intel LTE-A modem

LG has been trying to make and launch a decent inhouse SoC. The first attempt was a limited success and now the company plans a successor –  the LG Nuclun 2 to launch in 2016.

TSMC says no to chip growth
Published in Processors
Friday, 16 October 2015 12:05

TSMC says no to chip growth


Life gets more disappointing


Chipmaker TSMC says that chip growth this year will be nothing.