Reports: Wafer discounts, rush orders from MediaTek, Nvidia
Peter Clarke, EETIMES
8/7/2012 7:25 AM EDT
LONDON The supply of chips from foundries in Taiwan is being complicated by discounting and rush orders as companies try to benefit from more-available 40-nm silicon to win against chips design in less available 28-nm, according to reports.
Rival Taiwanese foundries TSMC and UMC have both been offering wafer discounts to try and pull in orders for the worryingly quiet fourth quarter of the year, according to a Taiwan Economic News report.
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