Despite a downturn in Apple sales
Despite the fact that Apple lost sales on its over-priced iPhone X, its number one partner TSMC is rumoured to be about to score record profits in 2018.
Weaker smartphone demand
TSMC has cut its revenue growth forecast for 2018 to 10 percent from the previously estimated 10-15 percent claiming that there is weaker than expected smartphone demand and growing uncertainty facing the cryptocurrency mining market.
Helio P70 coming
MediaTek has announced the successor to the Helio P30, and the brand number has doubled. Meet the Helio P60, an octa device with Cortex A73 and Cortex A53 combination.
3nm will be on the same site in 2020
TSMC will break ground this week for the construction of its new 5nm fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), where its 3nm fab is believed to see construction start in 2020.
Taken all of the world’s 7nm process fabrication orders
TSMC will see its revenues grow 10-15 percent in 2018, thanks to high-performance computing, automotive electronics and IoT applications.
Secured orders from 40 big customers
TSMC is set to take Samsung to the cleaners this year in the race to 7nm process volume production.
Ampere and the gaming GPU
There have been many reports that Nvidia’s next generation technology will be codenamed Ampere and we want to set one thing straight. The successor of Volta is an AI/ML chip and not a GPU - just like Volta never was.
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.