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Highlights of the day: TSMC 5nm process on track
DIGITIMES staff

TSMC is expected to have another strong year in 2020, driven by demand for its advanced manufacturing processes, including the 5nm node that is on course to start volume production in the first half of the year. And the Taiwan-based foundry house has also obtained orders for making Intel's automotive AI chips, whose production will also involve KYEC's testing services. For the memory market, although it is heading towards recovery in 2020, a recent glitch - disrupted production at a Samsung plant due to a brief power outage earlier this week - has promised to destabilize short-term pricing and supply.

TSMC to post at least 15% revenue growth in 2020: TSMC is forecast to enjoy revenue growth of at least 15% in 2020, driven by robust 7nm chip sales and sales generated from its newer 5nm process node, according to industry sources.

TSMC, KYEC reportedly grab orders for automotive AI chips from Intel: Foundry house TSMC and testing house KYEC have both obtained orders for automotive AI chips from Intel, with the orders set to generate revenues starting the second half of 2020, according to industry sources.

Power outage at Samsung fab to affect memory spot prices: A brief power outage that took place recently at Samsung Electronics' production base in Hwaseong will have a short-term impact on the memory spot market prices, industry sources believe.

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