Nvidia CEO to visit Taiwan in October, to discuss 40nm contract prices with TSMC
Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will travel to Taiwan in the second half of October to meet with its motherboard and graphics card partners. Huang is also expected to hold talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang...
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According to Digitimes Research, with global market demand on a moderate increase in second-quarter 2019, Taiwan-based semiconductor foundries showed recovery. TSMC, UMC and VIS together generated total revenues of US$9.13 billion in the second quarter, up 8.9% on quarter but down 2.5% on year.
According to Digitimes Research, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end systems, storage devices and related network equipment, continue to enjoy growth in 2018. In terms of volume, global server shipments will show continuing growth throughout 2018 and 2019.
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange rate volatility, global smartphone AP shipments may experience further decline in 2019, down two years in row, according to Digitimes Research estimates.