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TSMC rumored to experience major 28nm shortage through summer

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TSMC rumored to experience major 28nm shortage through summer
TSMC may be having 28-nanometer processor production challenges that may last into the fall of this year.  TSMC has a history of working with companies such as Qualcomm, AMD, and NVIDIA, all of which are said to have been told to limit releases or find alternate suppliers for manufacturing of the chips.

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

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posted on 11 Apr 2012, 06:37

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..

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 07:06 3

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. :)

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:09 1

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.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 08:01 1

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Yup, if the rumor is true, it is definitely an opportunity for Sammy.

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