Time to abandon 40nm and larger
While TSMC makes about a quarter of its cash from chips which use technology so old that they are steam driven, it has had enough and is "strongly encouraging" its customers on its oldest (and least dense) nodes to migrate some of their mature designs to its 28 nm-class process technologies.
While Intel declines
Beancounters have been looking at some numbers and reached the conclusion that TSMC will grow second-quarter revenue 43 percent quarter-over-quarter to $18.1 billion.
It looks like Trump’s tech war made things worse
China's chip industry is growing faster than anywhere else in the world, after US sanctions on local champions from Huawei to Hikvision spurred appetite for home-grown components.
Keep using Asians but outsourced to the US
The US should do more to attract overseas chipmakers to build plants on its territory as a matter of national security, former Google chief Eric Schmidt wrote.
Worth $10 billion each
TSMC has announced that it is building four new fabs worth $10 billion each in Taiwan.
Uses gate-all-around field-effect transistors
TSMC officially introduced its N2 (2nm class) manufacturing technology, its first node that will use gate-all-around field-effect transistors (GAAFETs), at its 2022 TSMC Technology Symposium.
$109 billion in 2022 and 2023
According to a fresh report, big chip manufacturers are increasing spending on new fab equipment, reaching a record $109 billion in 2022, a 20 percent increase compared to the previous year.
Analysis: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 proves it
Qualcomm recently launched a new flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and proved it still can maintain a significant distance between its nearest chipset competitor.
Not enough customers
While the EU is keen to give a ton of money to TSMC to sort out its chip dependency, it seems the Taiwanese company is not interested.
If the West imposses sanctions
Chief economist for the China Center for International Economic Exchanges Chen Wenling has suggested that if the West brings in sanctions against China the country will invade Taiwan to obtain control of TSMC.