TSMC rumored to experience major 28nm shortage through summer
TSMC builds the chips for mobile and video processors, so if the rumor turns out to be true, it could potentially constrain chip makers and mobile device manufacturers and delay new product launches.
Neither TSMC nor the involved chip makers have commented on the rumors, so we'll have to see how this plays out. It's likely that AMD, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm will be looking for additional manufacturing partners to assist in compensating for the shortfall that could come from this shortage.
source: Digitimes via Electronista
1. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
Da Fuq?!. I thought TSMC scrapped the 32nm node to focus on and accelerate the 28nm node..
2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
well, this is the perfect opportunity for samsung to leverage their extra capacity for making exynos chips with those new foundries they opened. Who wouldnt ant an HTC with exynos inside. :)
4. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
i don't mind who manufactures the chips as long as they perform well :) and i would love to see exynos in a HTC phone.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yup, if the rumor is true, it is definitely an opportunity for Sammy.