TSMC Says 40nm Issues are Resolved

Have you noticed any improvement in supplies of the ATI Radeon 5800-series of video cards? That's likely due to the increasing yield of 40nm production at fabrication house Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Mark Liu, Senior VP of Operations at TSMC, said that the chamber matching problems that had impacted yield rates for the company's 40nm node have been resolved, according to Digitimes.

Now TSMC's yield for 40nm product is at the same level as its 65nm product, signaling clear skies. This should be positive news for Nvidia, as its Fermi product is expected to utilize the 40nm process.

Read more about Fermi in our architecture preview.

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  • scook9
    screw fermi, this is good news for all the people who were going to have to pay the jacked up prices for ATI 5000 cards
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  • strikker1
    I find it very odd that TSMC finally resolves the issues (after almost a year) with 40nm production at the EXACT time Nvidia is ready to start production of its new chip. Sounds like Nvidia got a few tips from Intel on how to deal with the competition.
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  • scook9
    screw fermi, this is good news for all the people who were going to have to pay the jacked up prices for ATI 5000 cards
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  • WheelsOfConfusion
    So prices for 40nm ATI parts should drop? If the 4770 actually came down to $99, would it still be a good deal?
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  • buckinbottoms
    let the 5890's flow!
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