TSMC reports gas contamination at its most advanced chip making facility

On Friday, Apple Inc’s chip supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said, a few of its production lines in southern Taiwan have been hit by a contamination of gases that are used in the chipmaking process. The incident is unlikely to significant impact its operations, said TSMC. In a report, Japanese news agency Nikkei reported, TSMC’s most advanced…

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Intel, Apple are first adopters of TSMC’s latest chips

On Friday, in a report Nikkei Asia said, Apple Inc and Intel Corp have emerged as the first adopters of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s next-generation chip production technology ahead of its deployment in 2022. Both tech companies are testing their chip designs with TSMC’s 3-nanometer production technology, said sources briefed on the matter. These chips will be available…

Japanese companies will collaborate with TSMC to gain chip making edge

In a report, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper said, around 20 Japanese companies, including electronic component maker Ibiden Co, will collaborate with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) to develop chip manufacturing technology in Japan. Fifty percent of $337 million (37 billion yen), the cost of the research facility, will be borne by the Japanese government In February,…

Trump Administration in talks with chipmakers on building semiconductor factories in the U.S.

May 10, 2020 – On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, the Trump’s administration is holding talks with semiconductor companies on building chip factories in the United States. As per the WSJ report, which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Trump administration is in talks with Intel Corp and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

Newly proposed rule in U.S. Foreign Direct Product Rule will cut off supply of sophisticated chips to Huawei

Senior administrators in the Trump administration have agreed to further tighten restrictions of semiconductors on Huawei Technologies. Under the newly proposed rules, foreign companies that use U.S. chipmaking equipment will now have to obtain a U.S. license before supplying certain chips to Huawei. According to one of the sources, rule will slash the supply of…

TCMC to invest $1.3 billion into its R&D facility in Hsinchu science park

TCMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmakers plans on sinking in $1.3 billion in R&D to research future technologies. On Friday, a spokesman for the world’s largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, stated it is planning to plough in $13.50 billion (T$400 billion) to help expand its research and development capacity for future technologies. Clarifying…