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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company last week said it had managed to boost ouptut of wafers processed using 28nm fabrication technology by more than two times in Q1 2012 compared to the previous quarter. But the company admits that it will only meet all the demand for 28nm production capacity sometimes in the first quarter of 2013.

"As we had expected last quarter, 28nm contribution more than doubled to 5% of total wafer sales in the first quarter. This was the fastest ramp in foundry’s history as we tried to chase customers’ massive demand. [...] Our Fab 15, begins 28nm volume production this month, and then ramp at a fastest speed in our history to reach about 50 thousand wafers per month by the end of this year," said Lora Ho, chief financial officer of TSMC.

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Good news, prices will come down as more is produced smile.gif.

What kind of chips would be using the 150+nm?

It's almost a quarter of their production!
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Good news, prices will come down as more is produced smile.gif.
What kind of chips would be using the 150+nm?
It's almost a quarter of their production!

It's cheap reliable and proven, so anything that doesn't need to be faster, but is already a standard.
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Good news, prices will come down as more is produced smile.gif.
What kind of chips would be using the 150+nm?
It's almost a quarter of their production!

My guess is WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
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if we were to get an all 28 nm mobo etc etc etc .not a lot of stuff would be seeable .we would feel like were buying an air guitar the original one .the first ever air guitar made by fender
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Looks like 40nm is becoming the new 150+nm mainstream.... based off production %'s...but its interesting. The chart at the top says "revenue" not production volume...hmm
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It looks like they are "fibbing" a little to try to get financial analysts in their favor.

Look at 40nm in 2009, Q2 to Q4 is a 4x improvement, yet they claim "fastest ramp in foundry’s history" for 2.5X ramp from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012.
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It looks like they are "fibbing" a little to try to get financial analysts in their favor.
Look at 40nm in 2009, Q2 to Q4 is a 4x improvement, yet they claim "fastest ramp in foundry’s history" for 2.5X ramp from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012.

Uh, the first two quarters it was stuck at 1% or below. Not sure if you know what "ramp" means.
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