News & Reviews: tsmc
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Earlier this month, it was reported that the chip shortage is likely to increase the price of upcoming smartphones. It appears that not only the smartphone industry is affected by it, other sectors including automobile, gaming console, laptop, and more are also facing the same problem. According to a new report, the shortage is expected to continue through 2022.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2021
Based on a report by tweaktown.com, it seems that there was a rumour going around that TSMC could increase the price per wafer by up to 25% in the near future. With that being said, it could potentially affect the prices of products equipped with TSMC-made chips by up to 25% as well.
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2021
It was reported that TSMC's 3nm process will be entering mass production next year and Apple is the first to contract with the manufacturer for the technology. Now, a source is claiming that TSMC will also be working with Apple to develop the 2nm process.
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2021
Earlier, it was reported that Apple was the first to contract with TSMC for the manufacturer's 3nm process. Now, the story continues as TSMC is expected to put their 3nm process into mass production in 2022. Other than that, the semiconductor supplier is also planning to scale up its 5nm process manufacturing capacity to match the demand from its major customers.
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Earlier, MediaTek has unveiled two of its 6nm-based chipsets that are the Dimesity 1200 and 1100. Now, it's time for the manufacturer to announce its mid-range chipsets for this year. According to a source, there will be two new 5G mid-range chipsets coming and they might be based on an older 10 or 12mm process.
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2021
With Apple's A14 Bionic and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 being the current flagship chipsets, the demand for 5nm process naturally hikes up as well. It is reported that TSMC will increase the monthly production capacity from 60,000 pieces to 100,000 pieces in the second half of the year.
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020
At the beginning of 2021, we'll get to see smartphone manufacturers showcasing their latest devices that come with 5nm chipsets that include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888, Samsung Exynos 1080, and Exynos 2100. As Apple has already launched the iPhone 12 with the 5nm A14 Bionic chip earlier this year, the tech giant might have now shifted their focus to something more powerful. It is reported that Apple has become the first to contract with TSMC for the 3nm process.
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2020
Before Apple launches its new MacBooks, it was believed that the chipset used is the A14X Bionic. Whatever it is, the fact is that the TSMC-manufactured chip is powerful and future chips are only going to get better. Now, sources claim that the A16 chipset could be available as early as late 2021.
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2020
After parting ways with TSMC, HUAWEI has secured a big stock of Dimensity chipsets from MediaTek, as discovered from the chip manufacturer's quarterly results. Now, it is reported that HUAWEI might soon announce a bunch of smartphones that come with MediaTek's chipsets.
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2020
Unlike Samsung, HUAWEI only design chipsets without involving themselves in the manufacturing part. Therefore, the aftermath caused by the U.S. ban brought a rather big impact on the company's chip supply. Earlier, it was reported that the Kirin 9000 will be HUAWEI's last flagship chip. Now, the Chinese tech giant might be stepping out of the comfort zone and try to start manufacturing chips.