Bloomberg’s thinks Chipzilla will go the way of the dinosaurs
The days of Intel dominating chipmaking is now under threat from a company many Americans have never heard of – TSMC.
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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.
All thanks to its 7nm
TSMC is expected to post record revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 thanks mostly to the contribution coming from its 7nm processing.
Fighting those shortages
According to the latest report, Intel might be outsourcing some of its entry-level processor and chipset production to other foundries, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) being the only viable option.
Thanks, Intel and Gloflo
TSMC expects 7nm chip sales to account for 10 percent of its 2018 revenues after its rivals decided to give the technology a miss or delayed development.
As an expected trade war looms
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has reported a 0.9 percent fall in third quarter net profits.
New packaging for its back end
TSMC is attempting to get approval to build a new advanced packaging Fab in Taiwan.
Intel has blinked.
AMD may regain 30 percent of global desktop CPU market share in the fourth quarter of 2018 as Intel continues to lose ground.
6-core CPU 4-core GPU and a lot of AI
Apple’s A12 Bionic is the name of the most important chip inside the iPhone Xs and Xs Max and Xr detailed here. Make no mistake, this is the first to ship 7nm but not the first to sample or be announced, it is actually the third. As believers in the Apple religion don’t care about features unless they have it in their beloved iPhones, they don’t care about the rest of the world.
Announced, but first to ship
Let's get one thing straight right from the start. Apple's iPhone Xs next generation A12 Bionic SoC has been claimed by Apple’s Phil Schiller to be the first on the market. Well, it is the third, as Qualcomm and Huawei have already announced that they sampled or in production of their 7nm Phone SoCs.