7nm Chips Will Decide TMSC’s Fate in 2019

- Advertisement -

A while back, we had reported that semiconductor manufacturer, TMSC was having a hard time lately and had lost more than 10,000 wafers due to a manufacturing defect that cost the company around $550 million. It seems like that rough patch might just be over with industry insiders claiming that 7nm chip orders have increased exponentially, and this might lead to a better Q2 and eventually a better 2019 for TMSC.

There are two key players in the industry that have made the move to the 7nm process, namely AMD with its Zen2 based Ryzen 3000 processors as well as local smartphone SoC manufacturer HiSilicon. Team red is expected to announce the next generation of CPUs and GPUs at Computex later this year, and both the families will leverage the 7nm node.


As per sources, TSMC expects its 7nm manufacturing processes to run at full- capacity by the third quarter of this year. Furthermore, the company has also started fabrication of 7nm chips using the enhanced EUV tech just like Samsung, and by April, the production should reach full potential.

- Advertisement -

Both the 7nm as well as 7nm EUV wafers will determine TMSC’s near future, most notably the second quarter of 2019. At the moment, it may just be HiSilicon and AMD, but very soon their competitors including NVIDIA, Qualcomm and MediaTek should also play catch up and migrate to the new node.

Further reading:

- Advertisement -
I love computer hardware and RPGs, and those two things are what drove me to start TechQuila. Other than that most of my time goes into reading psychology, writing (and reading) dark poetry and playing games.

Leave a Reply

Related posts

Latest posts

Does Bollywood Need More Representation in the Online Casino Industry?

The online casino industry is growing in India, with more people logging on to internet gambling sites every year. This is helped by the...

Staying safe with online casinos

The days of having to go into a casino to have a quick bet are over. In fact, you don't even have to go...

Cyberpunk 2077 Developers Release Official Modding Tools To Help Players Fix Their Game

CD Projekt Red has released official modding support tools for Cyberpunk 2077, so players can create unique content themselves to fix, and improve, the...

Next Article Loading