16nm doing well but 20nm slumps
Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.
For anyone wanting risk next year
TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu told yesterday's investors meeting that his outfit’s 7nm was well on track and will be ready for risk production in the middle of next year.
Thinks Samsung will be interested
Chipzilla has announced that it is making 14nm application processors for Spreadtrum and the pair might have Samsung as a client.
Old Moore’s almanac
TSMC has said it will prop up Moore's Law and will innovate to keep it going.
Intel not even there
While Chipzilla has admitted it can’t build a 10nm chip, Mediatek is planning to release two of them using TSMC’s process.
The churn never stops
It seems that one of three Apple chip design teams is already pretty well advanced with a design for an iPhone 8S.
Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages
According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.
2016 was not so bad
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see a 10 percent revenue increase in 2016.
It’s the takeover tango - one more time
I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.
But not until at least 2018
It is starting to look like the rumors that Intel is going to start making Apple’s mobile chip are actually true – despite a lack of official confirmation from anyone.