TSMC 7nm node utilization rate falls due to smartphone slowdown

Posted on Wednesday, December 05 2018 @ 19:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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DigiTimes picked up news that TSMC's 7nm process will not be fully utilized in the first half of 2019. Due to a fall in orders from Apple, HiSilicon and Qualcomm, the utilization rate is expected to be only 80 to 90 percent:
TSMC has landed lower-than-expected 7nm chip orders for the first half of 2019, and will likely utilize only 80-90% of its total 7nm process capacity during the six-month period, the report quoted industry sources as saying. Not only Apple but also HiSilicon and Qualcomm have become cautious about placing orders for their advanced 7nm chip solutions, the report continued.

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