TSMC to post record profits
Published in News
Monday, 23 April 2018 11:57

TSMC to post record profits


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.

TSMC cuts growth forecast
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 20 April 2018 12:27

TSMC cuts growth forecast


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.

MediaTek launched Helio P60
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 02 March 2018 09:06

MediaTek launched Helio P60


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.

TSMC starts work on new 5nm plant
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 12:31

TSMC starts work on new 5nm plant

 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.

TSMC revenues to grow by at least ten percent this year
Published in Processors


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.

TSMC might outpace Samsung on 7nm
Published in Processors
Thursday, 04 January 2018 12:25

TSMC might outpace Samsung on 7nm


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.

Nvidia will have two big GPUs in 2018
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:48

Nvidia will have two big GPUs in 2018


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.

Apple will create its own power management chips
Published in Processors


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.

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 November 2017 14:03

Qualcomm 7nm made by TSMC


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. 

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:57

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018


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.