Rumours from the Far East
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that there could be supply problems with AMD’s 7nm processors and graphics cards.
The spat between GlobalFoundries and TSMC might be yet another factor which will keep the semiconductor industry in the doldrums according to analysts.
Could stop the TSMC products coming into the country
GlobalFoundries has sued larger rival TSMC for patent infringement, seeking to stop the defendant’s customers including Apple from importing affected products to the United States and Germany.
2500 mm2 interposer and 5nm N5P EUV to the rescue
Usually, it is Intel which talks about Moore’s Law, but this time our long-time industry friend Godfrey Cheng at TSMC talked about potential and the future of the world’s finest manufacturing facility.
Head of Global Marketing
Godfrey sounded surprised when I mentioned that I still remember our first meetings when he was running the marketing for the legendary ATI AllinWonder cards, but at the time in the early 2000s, these were some of the most prominent cards ever created. They could do a TV-out.
Rumours were partly true
The graphics chip maker named after a Roman vengeance demon, Nvidia has confirmed that its next-generation GPU will continue to be produced by TSMC and Samsung.
Appears to have most of the fabless chipmaker's projects
TSMC has reportedly grabbed orders for all the 5G modem chips that have been introduced by fabless chipmakers, such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 and HiSilicon's Balong series.
Mass production next year
TSMC has started risk production of 5nm chips and expects to be ready to begin mass production in the first half of next year.
The Apple cult giveth, the Apple cult taketh away
TSMC posted its steepest profit decline in over seven years in the first quarter of the year thanks to a slowing electronics market and declining orders from the fruity cargo-cult Apple.