TSMC (TSM) is looking to buy a chipmaking facility from DRAM vendor ProMOS, reports Digitimes....

|By:, SA News Editor

TSMC (TSM) is looking to buy a chipmaking facility from DRAM vendor ProMOS, reports Digitimes. Such a deal would be further evidence of the shakeout taking place in the DRAM industry (one that's bolstering prices for MU and Samsung), and also of the chip industry's changing dynamics: ProMOS and other DRAM makers have been slashing output due to soft PC demand, while TSMC recently raised its 2012 capex forecast due to strong mobile chip orders.