2623 news items tagged TSMC
Highlights of the day: TSMC expanding 5nm capacityFriday 26 February 2021
TSMC is fast expanding capacity for 5nm process to meet strong demand from a host of heavyweight clients, including Apple, AMD and MediaTek. The foundry house's capacity for 5nm...
MediaTek wins more TSMC support to boost 5G chip shipmentsFriday 26 February 2021
MediaTek has obtained sufficient 6nm and 7nm process capacity at TSMC, which will allow the mobile SoC specialist to boost its 5G chip shipments in 2021, according to industry sour...
TSMC 5nm process capacity to top 120,000 wafers monthly in 2H21Friday 26 February 2021
TSMC is poised to scale up its 5nm process manufacturing capacity to 105,000 wafers monthly in the first half of 2021, up from 90,000 units in fourth-quarter 2020, with plans to further...
TSMC ranks in top-10 for capacity in main wafer sizesFriday 26 February 2021
As of December 2020, only TSMC was among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the main wafer size categories ranked by IC Insights. The Taiwan-based foundry had the most 200mm wafer...
Qualcomm may switch to TSMC 4nm node in 2022Wednesday 24 February 2021
Qualcomm will continue to fabricate its next-generation 5G mobile chip, tentatively dubbed Snapdragon 895, at Samsung Electronics built using an upgraded 5nm process, but may switch...
Taiwan chipmakers moving to counter water shortagesWednesday 24 February 2021
Chipmakers including TSMC and UMC have started buying water by the truckload for their foundries in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), as reservoirs in southern Taiwan face dwindling...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2020Wednesday 24 February 2021
Fourth-quarter 2020 global tablet shipments amounted to 51.56 million units, soaring 17.6% from a quarter ago and 19.3% from a year ago.
China smartphone AP shipments – 4Q 2020Monday 22 February 2021
Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter and 7.7% year-over-year.
Qualcomm gearing up to cement capacity support from Taiwan partnersMonday 22 February 2021
Qualcomm has been gearing up to seek multiple supply sources for both silicon-based and III-V semiconductors amid increasingly tight capacity at the global IC value chain, and reportedly...
China remains largest IC marketMonday 22 February 2021
China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, China's IC market increased to US$143.4 billion, a 9% gain from US$131.3...
Highlights of the day: TSMC gives top priority to car chipsFriday 19 February 2021
Automakers are desperate for support from foundry partners to ease chip shortages disrupting their production, and they are willing to pay extra in return for foundries giving top...
TSMC agrees to rush shipments to automotive chip customersFriday 19 February 2021
TSMC has agreed to give top priority to orders placed by its automotive chip clients, giving them SHR (super hot run) status, according to sources at Taiwan-based analog IC firms.
TSMC could set up fab in EuropeThursday 18 February 2021
TSMC could set up an advanced wafer fab in Europe, where demand for leading-edge chip fabrication is promising, according to industry observers.
Top-5 wafer capacity leaders raise share of global capacity to 54%, says IC InsightsWednesday 17 February 2021
The top-5 wafer capacity leaders saw their combined installed capacity represent 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, according to IC Insights. In 2009, the top-10...
IC design houses see clients continue stockpilingWednesday 17 February 2021
Taiwan-based IC design houses continue to see their clients make efforts to build up inventories, which may result in pressure on the supply chain, according to industry sources.
TSMC to set up subsidiary in Japan for 3DIC material researchWednesday 17 February 2021
TSMC has unveiled plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan to expand its 3DIC material research, with a paid-in capital of up to JPY18.6 billion (US$186 million).
TSMC and UMC revenues up in January, VIS downTuesday 9 February 2021
TSMC and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their January revenues register sequential increases, while revenues at Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) fell 7.3% on mont...
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansionsTuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Highlights of the day: TSMC to faces challenges from political pressureMonday 8 February 2021
Following the setup of an advanced wafer fab in the US because of the US government's pressure, TSMC is now facing pressure...
TSMC ecosystem partners set to enjoy strong 1Q21Monday 8 February 2021
TSMC's ecosystem partners based in Taiwan are expected to post strong sales results for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the entire year, buoyed by brisk demand for chips fabricated...
Political pressure challenging TSMCMonday 8 February 2021
TSMC is believed to have been under political pressure to set up an advanced wafer fab locally in the US in the wake of the US-China trade war. The pure-play foundry has also come...
AMD unlikely to transfer orders away from TSMCThursday 4 February 2021
AMD is unlikely to transfer its 5nm or 3nm chip orders from TSMC to Samsung Electronics, and its ongoing tight supply of processors is due mainly to ABF substrate shortages rather...
Fabless chipmakers worry about further supply constraintsTuesday 2 February 2021
With major Taiwan-based foundries expressing their supply commitments to their automotive customers, fabless chipmakers particularly second-tier players have expressed concerns about...
TSMC exploring growth beyond AppleMonday 1 February 2021
Pure-play foundry TSMC is aggressively looking for growth beyond demand from Apple, which is currently its biggest client, according to industry sources.
Automotive chip demand could slow growth at Taiwan IC suppliersFriday 29 January 2021
Taiwan's wafer foundry houses are under increasing pressure to allocate more capacity for automotive chips, which in turn could undermine shipments of Taiwan-based IC suppliers in...
Altera 28nm Stratix V FPGA
Photo: Company, Wednesday 21 April 2010
Altera Stratix IV FPGA family
Photo: Company, Thursday 18 December 2008
TSMC: Steady semiconductor industry growth to persist for at least a decade
Photo: Andrea Liu, DigiTimes, Friday 23 June 2006