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Intel plans huge plant in Ireland
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 May 2024 11:33

Intel plans huge plant in Ireland


Not sure it will go through at all, at all

Chipzilla is in advanced talks for a deal with Apollo Global Management in which the equity firm would provide more than $11 billion to build a facility in Ireland.

TSMC takings up 60 per cent
Published in News
Friday, 10 May 2024 12:03

TSMC takings up 60 per cent


Thanks to AI

TSMC has announced that their April takings have shot up nearly 60 per cent compared to last year, thanks to a massive demand for the top-notch semiconductors that are all the rage in AI gadgets.

TSMC is rehiring
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 March 2024 12:21

TSMC is rehiring


The company wants to make 90 per cent of the world’s advanced chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is rehiring staff after making a smashing re-entry into the top 10 most valuable companies.

TSMC rushing to get smaller
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 January 2024 11:46

TSMC rushing to get smaller


New 1nm chip factory to beat Intel and Samsung

TSMC has just made the chip race a bit more exciting as the company has become the world's first foundry to prepare for 1nm production.

TSMC blunder could let Intel win the chip war
Published in News
Thursday, 18 January 2024 11:10

TSMC blunder could let Intel win the chip war


Generational mistake

TSMC could be about to make a mistake, costing it victory over a resurgent Intel.

Race is on for 2nm processing
Published in News
Monday, 11 December 2023 11:33

Race is on for 2nm processing


Samsung sets 2025 for 2nm and 2027 for 1.4nm

The big foundries are starting to gear up for 2nm processing.

Intel will issue five upgrades to process over four years
Published in PC Hardware


We are on track

US chip group Intel is on track to deliver five upgrades to its advanced manufacturing process in four years, CEO Pat [kicking] Gelsinger said.

TSMC’s profits fall
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 19 October 2023 11:20

TSMC’s profits fall


Sees a better future due to AI

Taiwan's TSMC said profit fell by a quarter in the third-quarter but said demand was picking up for its advanced semiconductors needed for cutting-edge AI applications.

TSMC N3 wafer cost $20K+
Published in News
Thursday, 28 September 2023 11:37

TSMC N3 wafer cost $20K+


Too expensive to use A17 Pro for vanilla iPhone 15

Apple is the first of many who started using the TSMC N3 3nm process for its latest SoC, and even for Apple, it is not easy to eat the manufacturing cost. 

Chipzilla flogs a slice of IMS Nanofabrication business to TSMC
Published in News


Keeps control

Intel has agreed to sell a stake of about ten per cent in the IMS Nanofabrication business to TSMC.