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TSMC runs out of room for 28nm

by Alistair Lowe on 6 April 2012, 10:16

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We had known for quite some time that 28nm production at TSMC was really kicking-off, with the firm itself reporting great uptake and more customers than ever; however, a report from DIGITIMES suggests that the company has hit the roof of its 28nm production, with pleanty of requests for parts still in its inbox.

It's reported that AMD, NVIDIA and Qualcomm have been hit the most by this shortage, with Qualcomm even shifting some component orders over to Microelectronics, however, ultimately falling short on supply against large demand for its mobile processors.

This report tends to line-up with suggestions we made last month, with smartphone OEMs tending to favour NVIDIA's Tegra 3 stockpile as a secondary choice outside of 4G regions. Likewise, AMD has been sending over limited shipments of 28nm components, with the late release of NVIDIA Kepler parts partly attributed to production levels.

Thankfully, the shortage is expected ease by the end of the third quarter and with any luck we'll start to see the products and stock that manufacturers had always intended. TSMC is, of course, taking measures to prevent capacity issues in the future and, with the upcoming launch of its Fab 14 site, the firm expects to increase total capacity by 10 per cent over the year.



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I wonder why that is the reason AMD has priced its current 28NM cards relatively high ATM??
well if the demand is greater than the supply you can surely get away with it. This all very good news for TSMC and i cant help feeling its what should have been happening at GF.
Demand constantly seems to be greater than supply at TSMC, that's the problem. Still the companies had plenty of chances to go with GF and didn't do it so they only have themselves to blame for that.
but GF has consistently proved they are not up to the job. Why would you go with someone you know will result in low yields and a lack of supply?
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but gf has consistently proved they are not up to the job. Why would you go with someone you know will result in low yields and a lack of supply?

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