2017-09-06 - EE Times

Embedded FPGA supplier joins TSMC IP Alliance

Firm makes embedded FPGA intellectual property and software available on three TSMC's nodes.

2017-05-31 - Alan Patterson

Samsung splits foundry ops from system LSI

Separating Samsung’s contract chipmaking from its branded semiconductor business will remove a conflict of interest with potential customers and create…

2017-04-25 - Dylan McGrath

Industry edges closer to EUV lithography deployment

After years of painfully slow development, EUV is now poised to be deployed in production beginning with the 7nm node.

2017-04-18 - Rick Merritt

Why foundries need clear, public benchmarks

Over the last few years, the industry has embraced the idea of measuring a process node by PPA—performance, power and…

2017-03-21 - Rick Merritt

TSMC unveils plans for 7+, 12, 22nm nodes

TSMC has clearly focused on easing migrations for designers, sometimes at the expense of advances measured in single digits.

2017-03-21 - Rick Merritt

EUV rolls into TSMC’s 7+nm node in 2018

TSMC has used an unnamed “novel resist” chemical to replace five immersion masks with one EUV mask at pitches ranging…

2017-03-21 - Rick Merritt

TSMC’s first-gen 7nm starts its ramp

The foundry is developing unique flavours of its processes tailored to needs of automotive, smartphone, high-performance computing and IoT markets.

2017-03-21 - Rick Merritt

TSMC advances push into 3nm, machine learning

The six-track 12nm FinFET process is an upgrade for midrange mobile and video processors and high-end IoT devices using 16FFC,…

2017-03-17 - Synopsys

Synopsys to develop interface IP for TSMC’s 12nm node

The DesignWare Interface, Analog and Foundation IP will help designers accelerate development of mobile SoCs, according to Synopsys.

2017-01-16 - Alan Patterson

Are China’s chipmakers poaching Taiwan’s execs?

Recruiting Taiwan’s veterans will help China’s chip industry accelerate their R&D upgrading, process technology and yield improvements.