Wednesday 10 August 2022
Qualcomm sub-7nm chip orders boost TSMC sales
Sub-7nm chip orders from Qualcomm, in addition to Apple's, will drive TSMC's revenue growth in the second half of 2022 despite inventory corrections taking place at some major customers,...
Tuesday 2 August 2022
Tightened US ban on China chipmakers to have little impact on Taiwan
With the US tightening restrictions on China's access to chipmaking equipment, Taiwan-based fab tool suppliers engaged in the supply chain of SMIC and other China-based chipmakers...
Friday 22 July 2022
SMIC 7nm technology reportedly found in ASIC chips for cryptomining
TechInsights has claimed that Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) uses 7nm process technology to manufacture the MinerVa Bitcoin Miner SoC. The China-based foundry is...
Wednesday 20 July 2022
China IC designers score points in developing homegrown CPUs
China has witnessed rapid development of homegrown CPU chips in recent years, gradually stretching from single product development to ecosystem deployments looking to break the dominance...
Monday 18 July 2022
China revving up homegrown GPU development
GPU chips, with their powerful parallel computing capability and excellent programmability, are becoming an area of intense competition among semiconductor players, and many fabless...
Thursday 14 July 2022
TSMC expects even stronger growth for 2022
TSMC expects its third-quarter revenue in US dollar terms to grow about 11.2% at the midpoint. Revenue for all of 2022 in US dollar terms is forecast to register a 34-36% increase,...
Tuesday 5 July 2022
Intel on track to move Intel 4 process to volume production in 2H22
Intel 4, formally known as Intel's 7nm process, is on track to get ready for volume production in the second half of 2022, according to the chip vendor.
Friday 1 July 2022
TSMC sees clients scale back orders
TSMC has seen its major clients adjust downward their chip orders for the rest of 2022, which may prompt the pure-play foundry to cut its revenue outlook for 2022, according to industry...
Friday 17 June 2022
TSMC debuts N2 process utilizing nanosheet transistors
TSMC at the company's annual technology symposium for North America unveiled its next-generation N2 process powered by nanosheet transistors. N2 is scheduled to begin production in...
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Top-3 game console vendors show mixed sales amid chip shortages
The world's three leading game console vendors Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have shown mixed sales results amid the supply crunch of some basic chips and components.
Thursday 5 May 2022
AMD to roll out 5nm processors as early as September
AMD is expected to roll out its new-generation processors built using TSMC's 5nm process technology as early as September, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
Intel mulls adopting TSMC 5nm process in new Meteor Lake chips
Intel is evaluating a revision to its blueprints for the 14th Gen Core "Meteor Lake" CPUs by turning to TSMC's 5nm process family to manufacture all of the integrated chips, according...
Friday 29 April 2022
China firms eyeing close partnerships with TSMC
Xiaomi, Oppo, Bitmain Technologies, and AI processor startup Horizon Robotics are all eyeing close partnerships with TSMC to satisfy their growing demand, particularly that for sub-5nm...
Thursday 14 April 2022
TSMC expects another quarter of record revenue in 2Q22
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$17.6 billion and US$18.2 billion in the second quarter of 2022, which is a 1.9% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
Friday 1 April 2022
Global smartphone application processor market grows 23% in 2021 revenue
The global smartphone application processor (AP) market grew 23% to US$30.8 billion in 2021, according to Strategy Analytics. Qualcomm maintained its smartphone AP leadership with...