X-bit Labs reports both Qualcomm and NVIDIA are no longer complaining about TSMC's 28nm supply, meaning that the Taiwanese foundry has dramatically improved its 28nm production output to a level that manages to please its high-end customers.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. recently released its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, which ended September 30, 2012. The company posted a healthy 10.4% sequential increase of revenue, but more importantly, it managed to boost output of chips produced using 28nm process technology by whopping 105% quarter-over-quarter. TSMC vowed to continue boosting 28nm output.
“28nm yield and 28nm supply situation have both improved substantially. And so we feel pretty good about the balance of supply and demand at the moment,” said Jen Hsun-Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia.
Qualcomm seems to be satisfied with TSMC’s output, but clearly points to progression that could have been made.