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The 10nm competition
  • TSMC and Samsung have been competing for clients for the 10nm node.

    Last update: Thursday 11 May 2017 [83 news items]

Qualcomm to return to TSMC but not for 10nm, sources claim

Oct 21, 10:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to win back its Qualcomm business with 7nm production, not 10nm, industry sources have claimed.

Samsung announces production of SoC with 10nm FinFET technology

Oct 17, 15:41

Samsung Electronics has commenced mass production of system-on-chip (SoC) products with 10nm FinFET technology, according to the company.

SPIL, KYEC grabs orders for MediaTek 10nm chips

Oct 5, 12:34

Backend houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) have obtained orders for MediaTek's new 10nm chips set to roll out in the first quarter...

Innovation to keep Moore's Law alive, says TSMC co-CEO

Sep 30, 11:19

TSMC will continue to innovate to keep Moore's Law alive, and maintaining the company's technology leadership is always a fundamental strategy, said TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu at a recent...

TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu

MediaTek likely to roll out 2 10nm chip versions, says report

Newswatch - Sep 22, 10:47

MediaTek is considering rolling out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Samsung putting capex focus on OLED could lose major foundry client

Sep 12, 15:52

Qualcomm, a major foundry client of Samsung, has become aware of the risks associated with Samsung putting its capex focus on the OLED panel market, and is considering coming back...

KLA-Tencor targets 10nm and below with new reticle inspection systems

Aug 18, 09:55

KLA-Tencor has introduced three advanced reticle inspection systems that address 10nm and below mask technologies: the Teron 640, Teron SL655 and Reticle Decision Center (RDC). All...

TSMC to make chips for iPad coming out in 2017, says report

Newswatch - Aug 16, 11:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will supply chips for the 2017 series of iPad that will come in three models, a report by Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA)...

TSMC to begin volume production for MediaTek 10nm chips in 1Q17, say sources

Aug 9, 10:57

MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC designed for mid-range and high-end smartphones will be ready for volume production in the first quarter of 2017. The chips will be built by TSMC using the...

TSMC secures exclusive orders for Apple A11 chip, says report

Newswatch - Jul 18, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained all of Apple's A11 chip orders, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Intel certifies Cadence implementation and signoff tools for 10nm tri-gate process

Jul 13, 22:15

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have been certified on the Intel third-generation 10nm tri-gate process for customers of Intel Custom...

TSMC to spend US$2.2 billion on R&D in 2016, says co-CEO

May 26, 14:46

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects to boost its R&D spending to a record US$2.2 billion in 2016, increasing about 10% on year, according to company co-CEO...

TSMC holds annual technology forum on May 26

ARM announces 10nm test chip

May 19, 10:17

ARM has announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARMv8-A processor test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains...

TSMC board approves US$4.1 billion for capacity expansion

May 10, 22:56

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$4.101 billion to expand capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

TSMC begins tape-out of 10nm A11 chips for Apple

May 6, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently begun to tape out the design for Apple's A11 processor built on a 10nm FinFET process, according to industry sources.

Competition in advanced process technologies market to heat up

Apr 25, 21:38

Competition in the market for semiconductor advanced process technologies is expected to heat up, with Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) striving...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.29 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery equipment and intangible assets from Hermes Microvision (HMI), Fortrend Engineering, Kilopass...

Samsung starts mass producing 10nm class DRAM

Apr 6, 21:36

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing 10nm-class, 8Gb DDR4 DRAM chips and modules derived from them, according to the company.

Cadence design tools certified for TSMC 7nm design starts and 10nm production

Mar 17, 11:13

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its digital, signoff and custom/analog tools have achieved V1.0 Design Rule Manual (DRM) and SPICE certification from TSMC for its 10nm FinFET...

Front-end fab equipment spending to rise 3.7% in 2016, says SEMI

Mar 14, 12:54

Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used and in-house) is projected to increase 3.7% to US$37.2 billion in 2016, and will rise another 13% in 2017 to US$42.1 billion,...

Pure-play foundries put capex focus on 10nm processes, says Applied executive

Jan 22, 09:57

The 2016 capex focus of pure-play IC foundries will be on 10nm process technology, according to Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu. About half of the foundries' combined capex...

Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu

TSMC expects to launch 5nm node 2 years after 7nm

Jan 18, 10:30

TSMC will be ready to roll out its 5nm process technology two years after the launch of its 7nm node, according to the pure-play foundry.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang is confident that the company will lead the 10nm foundry market segment

Cadence unveils Virtuoso platform for 10nm processes

Dec 3, 11:19

Cadence Design Systems has announced the delivery of the new Virtuoso advanced-node platform that is enabled for all 10nm FinFET designs. This next-generation custom design platform...

Globalfoundries developing 10nm in-house

Oct 2, 10:57

Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung, according to industry sources.

TSMC growing its 16nm client base

Aug 24, 16:30

Foundry chipmaker TSMC has been actively pursuing 16nm FinFET chip orders in order to gain a majority of market share in the FinFET segment starting 2016, according to market sourc...

Applied Materials intros ALD system for 3D IC manufacturing

Jul 17, 15:27

Applied Materials has unveiled the Applied Olympia ALD (atomic layer deposition) system featuring a modular architecture that delivers high-performance ALD technology to manufacturers...

TSMC says 10nm on schedule

Jul 17, 14:07

TSMC has reiterated plans to move 10nm FinFET technology to risk production at the end of 2016, followed by mass production in the first quarter of 2017.

Morris Chang

Globalfoundries completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics business

Jul 2, 22:06

Globalfoundries has completed its acquisition of IBM's microelectronics business, according to the foundry chipmaker.

Imagination, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP platforms

Jun 9, 16:12

Imagination Technologies has announced the company will work with TSMC to develop a series of advanced IP subsystems for the Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate time to market...

Cadence, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP subsystem

Jun 9, 11:20

Cadence Design Systems has announced that it is collaborating with TSMC on the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) IP subsystem demonstration platform for TSMC's ultra-low...

TSMC to triple 16nm chip capacity by end-2016, says co-CEO

May 28, 15:52

TSMC is set to move its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process to commercial production in the second half of 2015, and plans to introduce a compact version of the 16FF+ process in early...

TSMC co-CEO CC Wei

TSMC to beat Samsung in 10nm race

May 27, 22:03

TSMC is confident that the company will beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines, according to the Taiwan-based foundry.

TSMC to build 10nm pilot line in June, says report

Newswatch - May 26, 22:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is scheduled to establish a 10nm pilot line at its 12-inch wafer plant in Hsinchu (Fab 12), northern Taiwan, in June, according to...

Applied announces breakthrough technology for patterning copper interconnects at 10nm and beyond

May 21, 21:22

Applied Materials has announced its Applied Endura Cirrus HTX PVD (physical vapor deposition) system with breakthrough technology for patterning copper interconnects at 10nm and beyond...

Applied intros photomask etch solution for quadruple patterning at 10nm and beyond

Apr 21, 16:09

Applied Materials has announced the Applied Centura Tetra Z Photomask Etch system for etching next-generation optical lithographic photomasks needed by the industry to continue multiple...

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