28nm Chips Remain in Short Supply at TSMC

According to a report published by Digitimes, the capacity shortage is expected to ease beginning in the third quarter of this year, industry sources told the publication.

The article further suggests that Qualcomm moved some of its 28nm orders to United Microelectronics, as TSMC has not been able to meet demand for smartphones and tablet PCs yet. AMD's 28nm GPU shipments are also behind as is Nvidia's Kepler architecture, Digitimes said.

TSMC reportedly remains "conservative" about a 28 nm expansion and is focused to maintain gross margins at this time. As a result, 28nm supply is only improving slowly.

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  • phatboe
    I thought TSMC scrapped the 32nm node to focus on and accelerate the 28nm node. Now they claim to want to be more conservative? Yeah this may save TSMC a few bucks here and there but it is destroying it's partner's profits. Mean while Intel is gaining market share in almost every sector that they are involved in. It's so sad that the TSMC is holding back progress for so many companies all to save a few bucks.
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  • Anonymous
    Intel may have to produce everybody's chips. They are the only company that knows how to do this thing.
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  • Unolocogringo
    If yields are 50% and a wafer cost $1000.00.
    You process 1000 wafers a day that equals half a million($500,000) dollar a day loss in wafer cost alone ,not including labor and processing cost!
    Can you blame them now?
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  • beayn
    The ol' stock market at work, slowing things down again. Damn the french for inventing it!
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  • Anonymous
    Hulk sad... :(
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  • phatboe
    I thought TSMC scrapped the 32nm node to focus on and accelerate the 28nm node. Now they claim to want to be more conservative? Yeah this may save TSMC a few bucks here and there but it is destroying it's partner's profits. Mean while Intel is gaining market share in almost every sector that they are involved in. It's so sad that the TSMC is holding back progress for so many companies all to save a few bucks.
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