NVIDIA will maintain their exclusivity with TSMC
TSMC, the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the industry, has had serious performance issue yield (low number of chips per wafer fully functional) in the early stages of his two latest Manufacturing process: 40nm and 28nm, problems caused a very low availability of the first gpu manufactured with such manufacturing processes (GPUs AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series and Nvidia GeForce 400 Series with 40nm process and AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series and Nvidia GeForce 600 Series with 28nm process ), and spread to other chips like AMD Brazos APU (40nm) and Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 soc Series (28nm).
Problems with TSMC’s manufacturing processes led to making future AMD APU decide Temash and Kabini in GlobalFoundries and that Qualcomm ended his exclusive contract with TSMC, GlobalFoundries electing as its manufacturer alternating SoCs .
Given the exodus of businesses to other foundries, it was rumored that Nvidia also known for maintaining an exclusive contract with TSMC for many years, fabricate future Tegra SoCs 5 in Samsung , rumor gained momentum after harshly criticized Nvidia TSMC But after several months is denied by Nvidia.
Nvidia says it is pleased with the future 20nm manufacturing process at TSMC, so it will continue to Manufacture all its wide range of products in TSMC, which remains the best option for Nvidia, so we have established a long partnership TSMC term, which will provide an optimal portfolio of production capacity, technology and price.
Link: Nvidia on TSMC’s board for 20nm process (Fudzilla)Tags: 20nm, exclusiveness, foundry, gpu, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Nvidia, process, semiconductor, soc, TSMC