…but all eyes are on the 16nm finFET ramp and how that will play out across the industry.
Barry Pangrle, NVIDIA
Semiconductor Engineering (February 14, 2014)
TSMC’s financial results for the 4th Quarter of 2013 and for the full year were announced just a few weeks ago, with TSMC stating it had again achieved record sales and profits. TSMC continues to own the 28nm foundry market. TSMC a year ago stated plans to have 20nm as its next technology node in production in 2014 and it looks to be delivering on this projected claim with the announcement that Fabs 12 and 14 have met 20nm SoC qual. C.C. Wei further stated that they were in high-volume production, even as they were speaking. Last year TSMC said that 28nm production was projected to be up another 3X in 2013 from 2012, and again it looks like TSMC delivered.