DigiTimes heard NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will travel to Taiwan in the second half of October to meet with TSMC chairman Morris Chang. Sources at graphics card makers told the site that contract prices for 40nm production will be the subject of the talks, as well as checking up on the GT300 and discussing a partnership on TSMC's 28nm process.
Huang is also expected to check on TSMC's 40nm process, for which TSMC has claimed yield rates have already risen from 30%, to 60% in July, and defect density will drop to only 0.2 in October. Huang will also check the progress of its upcoming GT300 GPU which is expected to launch in December.
Meanwhile, Chang is expected to talk to Huang about partnership on TSMC's 28nm process, which will start pilot runs in the first quarter of 2010, and will start contributing revenues in 2011.
The sources also claim Huang will make a stop at VIA Technologies to make final confirmation on the ION 2 platform for the end of December.