Samsung makes a lot of products, including hardware & computing for military and space industries too.Couldn't this end badly for us if Samsung screws it up ? Have they built any high performance chips before ? I thought they only made SOCs for the most part ? Maybe they make more than that, I have no idea.
Their mobile division sh*t the bed and are taking my company along for the ride.Their record is nothing but astounding.
Their only short coming thus far is a very lack lustre GPU tech for mobiles.
TSMC would still want those companies to be its partners for the next season and going forward into the future. Putting them out of business wouldn't be in its best interests. Getting a large compensation and disciplining the turncoat employee is more likely what TSMC would want.If that story is correct, and if sammy did steal trade secrets, I would think TSMC has a huge club in their hands, and would see who stays 'loyal' to them and who don't.
Then, once enough volume was produced by sammy, TSMC swoops into the courts, bans all products made with that stolen tech, and all those companies that switched are now in a dire position.
/me gets out the popcorn.
Yep. Samsung isnt even designing a high performance node either. And if Samsung isnt, then GloFo isnt. I dont think Samsung even got a single IC customer with a design over 10W.Notice how it talks about "AP" in that article? AP = Application Processor. This could well just be referring to Tegra... same as the "OMG NVidia 20nm in 2015" rumours turned out to be about Tegra X1.
The question is will there be a dedicated "high performance" (high clocks) node moving forward? Most of the revenue now come from mobile SOCs.Yep. Samsung isnt even designing a high performance node either. And if Samsung isnt, then GloFo isnt. I dont think Samsung even got a single IC customer with a design over 10W.
Its a niche node for anyone but Intel really. It will come, but it wont be the first one. Thats also why the GPU is playing second fiddle or even third in the node race. However we are looking at TSMC again to supply that.The question is will there be a dedicated "high performance" (high clocks) node moving forward? Most of the revenue now come from mobile SOCs.
he worked for a few years at American processor vendor Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and then returned to Taiwan at the age of 40 in 1992 to work for TSMC.
It goes back further than they thought!()In 2003, TSMC's home-grown technology overtook IBM's, and the company drew worldwide attention for its 0.13 micron copper damascene process...contribution of Liang, who was responsible for the Advanced Modules Division,
I concur.If I had to guess, NVIDIA will probably start off by having Samsung make Tegra chips and then see how well they can deliver. Then they might trial a few low and middle tier GPUs before making the full switch. They've had a long relationship with TSMC so I don't see them dumping them quite yet.