DigiTimes reports TSMC is on track to deliver its 28nm node technology for volume production in the first quarter of 2010:
TSMC in September 2008 said its 28nm node, which will offer the option of high-k metal gate (HKMG) and silicon oxynitride (SiON) materials, will enter volume production in the first quarter of 2010. The pure-play foundry has successfully ramped in 40nm, supported by its latest production-proven design infrastructure Reference Flow 9.0.
The sources estimate that 40nm will account for 8-10% of TSMC's total revenues by the end of 2009, and the proportion is likely to reach 15-20% in the second quarter of 2010. TSMC's major customers at 40nm include handset chipmakers, GPU vendors and FPGA chip suppliers.