EU admits US semiconductor freedom impossible
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It will depend on Intel, Samsung Foundry, and TSMC

According to Margrethe Vestager, EU's Commissioner for Competition, it's unlikely that the EU will ever become completely independent from other countries for semiconductor supply.

TSMC says it will have its N3 node in the second half of 2022
Published in PC Hardware

Onwards to N4 by the year end

TSMC has said that its N3 node, which will provide more of a technological leap than N4, will go into volume production in the second half of 2022.

TSMC and Sony build new factory in Japan
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Fighting the global shortage  

TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, and Sony are considering joint construction of a semiconductor factory in western Japan amid a global chip shortage.

TSMC jacks up prices
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27 August 2021

TSMC jacks up prices

Its good to be the King

Contract chipmaking giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is jacking up its prices on products by as much as 20 percent because there is a chip shortage and it is a damn fine time to make a bit of cash.

Intel shows its Xe-HPG roadmap and details the Arc Alchemist GPU
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Shows Intel Xe SS (Super Sampling) as well

During its 2021 Architecture Day Intel gave a few more details about its upcoming Intel Arc GPUs, including the full roadmap, more details about the Arc Alchemist GPU, as well as the Intel Xe SS (Super Sampling) technology.

TSMC beats Tencent
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19 August 2021

TSMC beats Tencent

Asia’s most valuable firm

The world's largest chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has overtaken Chinese tech behemoth Tencent to become Asia's most valuable firm.

TSMC posts record quarter
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Jumping by a fifth

TSMC said that its quarterly sales and forecast revenue for the current quarter will jump by at least a fifth, thanks to a pandemic-led surge in global demand for semiconductors that power smartphones, laptops and cars.

Foxconn and TSMC buy 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
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Donating them to the government to bypass China ban

Foxconn and TSMC have agreed to buy 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for the island of Taiwan. The two companies will be paying up to $35 a dose of the BioNTech vaccine and donating them to the government.

Apple and Intel sign up for TSMCs 's 3nm tech
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Ready for next year

Apple and Intel will be the first adopters of TSMC's next-generation chip production technology ahead of its deployment as early as next year.

Something odd spotted in TSMC’s Arizona plans
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TSMC might be expanding the project’s scope

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that TSMC’s plans to build a 5nm process node in Arizona might be considerably more ambitious than thought.