2017-01-03 - Alan Patterson

TSMC refutes ‘lagging’ reports, insists 10nm on track

Intel, Samsung and TSMC have been vying to be first with 10nm SoCs and capture profits from foundry customers such…

2016-10-19 - Rick Merritt

Samsung’s plans to ship 10nm SoCs in full sail

The 10LPE process uses triple-patterning lithography to deliver up to a 30% area shrink, 27% higher performance or 40% lower…

2016-10-19 - Rick Merritt

Samsung losing foundry share in 2016

Samsung’s slowdown is in part due to expectations TSMC is grabbing most of the business making Apple A-series processors in…

2016-09-26 - Yole Developement

Apple motivates interest in fan-out packaging

2016 is a turning point for the fan-out market since Apple and TSMC changed the game, possibly creating a trend…

2016-09-21 - Synopsys

Synopsys develops interface, foundation IP for TSMC’s 7nm

TSMC also certifies the complete suite of Synopsys' digital, signoff and custom implementation tools for the 7nm node.

2016-09-05 - Peter Clarke

TSMC pure-play foundry market share drops in 2016

Tower Semiconductor and SMIC will benefit the most from a 9% jump in the size of the pure-play foundry market…

2016-08-07 - Alan Patterson

MediaTek struggles amidst rising chip demand

Chip maker MediaTek says it has underestimated the supply of chips it would need from its foundry partners.

2016-07-20 - Alan Patterson

TSMC punts on extreme ultraviolet at 5nm

The company has been using 7nm as a development vehicle for EUV, achieving what it called good integration of EUV…

2016-05-26 - Peter Clarke

Foundries’ sales show chip market slowdown’s not yet over

TSMC's sales in April 2016 were NT$66.84 billion (about $1.99 billion) down 8.5 per cent on April 2015, while UMC's…