Qualcomm sees 28-nm capacity crunch through 2012
Dylan McGrath, EETimes
7/18/2012 6:08 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCOQualcomm Inc. said Wednesday (July 18) it expects supply of 28-nm chips to remain constrained until the end of the calendar year, despite acknowledging that the firm is now engaged with four foundries at that node.
Qualcomm executives said a tight supply of 28-nm capacity continues to drag on the company's sales amid strong demand for 28-nm devices. The comments on the state of 28-nm supply came following Qualcomm's fiscal third quarter financial report, in which the company came up short of analysts' estimates for sales and profit. Qualcomm (San Diego) also trimmed the high end of its guidance for the fiscal year, which closes in September.
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