TSMC jumps in to save Moore’s Law
Published in AI
Thursday, 15 August 2019 22:37

TSMC jumps in to save Moore’s Law


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.

TSMC gears up for 5nm
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 10 May 2019 12:16

TSMC gears up for 5nm


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.

Late 2019, early 2020 high-end mobile chips will be 7nm
Published in Mobiles


Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple

TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of  5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.

5nm mobile chips to arrive in late 2020
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:45

5nm mobile chips to arrive in late 2020


Industry contacts shared

The mobile industry is definitely outpacing the manufacturing progress of both GPUs and CPUs and this is not going to change anytime soon. Apple lead the industry with millions of 7nm A12 SoCs, Huawei and Qualcomm are joining in, while the PC industry will get them slightly later with much smaller volumes and with the help of small AMD.

Fab manufacturing equipment gets created for ARM first
Published in PC Hardware


35 million ARM vs 1.6 million "other“ wafers

There is one big change that is happening in the manufacturing equipment industry and ARM used its ARMTechCon to educate us about the big change. Drew Henry, SVP of infrastructure at ARM, pointed out in its presentation that ARM silicon wafer production ends up in 35 million wafers.

ARM has a new infrastructure roadmap
Published in News
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:32

ARM has a new infrastructure roadmap


Neoverse 7nm, 7+ and 5nm by 2021

Drew Henry, an SVP and the general manager of the infrastructure line of business at ARM, went on stage at the San Jose ARM Tech 2018 conference and revealed a new roadmap featuring new codenames and plans all the way to 5nm Poseidon core in 2021. It will be branded as Neoverse.

ARM notebook future leans on 5G
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 17 August 2018 14:02

ARM notebook future leans on 5G


Always connected at 7nm and 5nm

ARM has already shared with the press and analyst that the company expects to ship Cortex A76 based products in both 10 and 7nm in late 2018/early 2019, but now it has disclosed a few more details about its 7nm Deimos and 7/5nm Hercules parts.

Apple to kick out Intel in 2020
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:00

Apple to kick out Intel in 2020


Intel has one percent Apple profits

The market is upset about the leaked news that Apple might dump Intel in its future notebooks in 2020. Apple is working on its own Kalamata chip that could power phones, tablets and Macs in the future.

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. 

TSMC 5nm risk production ready for 2019
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:26

TSMC 5nm risk production ready for 2019


On track for the first half of the year

Although it is still a long way off into the future, TSMC said that it is on track to start risk production of 5nm chips in the first half of 2019.