TSMC 28nm lead time extended from 10 to 16 weeks

Posted on Friday, May 09 2014 @ 11:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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DigiTimes received word that the lead time for the production of 28nm chips at TSMC has extended from 10 to 16 weeks as the company's 28nm lines are running on tight production schedules. Basically, it means that any orders placed in May won't be fulfilled until September or October, forcing chip designers to look for alternative suppliers.
Some IC design houses which have failed to secure sufficient 28nm production capacity at TSMC, have begun to seek alternative production at Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), indicated the sources.

TSMC's major clients for 28nm and below processes include Qualcomm, Broadcom, Apple, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies, Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), the sources indicated.

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