1. cageymaru

    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Major chipmakers have tapped Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as their foundry partner for advanced AI and 5G solutions. These cutting edge designs will be shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade fair. TSMC is "well on track" for its 5nm EUV process to reach volume...
  2. cageymaru

    TSMC Nanke 14 Factory Production Interruption Could Affect NVIDIA and Others

    According to reports, the TSMC Nanke 14 Factory has experienced a production shutdown after substandard chemicals used in the manufacturing process ruined tens of thousands of wafers. These defects in the silicon wafers are not able to be detected until after the production run. Companies...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Apple, Qualcomm and HiSilicon Drop Some 7nm Orders

    Citing a report from the Chinese-language Commercial Times, Digitimes claims that TSMC's 7nm capacity is "unlikely to be fully utilized in 2019". The report cites recent cutbacks in orders from Apple, HiSilicon and Qualcomm, which means those companies could foresee a slump in the smartphone and...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Mobile SoC Manufacturers are Putting ARM Chips in Notebooks

    Qualcomm already uses the Snapdragon 850 in some Windows PCs, and rumors indicate that they're cooking up a larger chip designed specifically for larger devices. But, according to "industry sources" in contact with Digitimes, they aren't the only mobile SOC manufacturer trying to push into the...
  5. cageymaru

    TSMC to Build New Fab for Advance Packaging

    TSMC is set to construct a new fab for advanced packaging. Huawei subsidiary Hisilicon has already placed orders with the company for use of TSMC's WoW technology. The plant will accelerate the foundry's IC backend business expansion as this will also strengthen its sub-10nm process segment...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Huawei Claims the Kirin 980 is Faster than Apple

    During a product brief in Dubai, Huawei suggested that the Kirin 980 SOC found in their upcoming Mate 20 Pro will be faster than the Apple A12 Bionic found in the iPhone XS. In the SOC's announcement, HiSilicon cited much higher performance gains over the previous generation than Apple 40% power...