TSMC (TSM) +1.9% and UMC -1.8% in Taipei after UMC warns it might post an NT$1B ($34M) Q1...


TSMC (TSM) +1.9% and UMC -1.8% in Taipei after UMC warns it might post an NT$1B ($34M) Q1 operating loss due to a "slower than expected" manufacturing ramp for chips using its advanced 28nm process. TSMC began production of 28nm chips back in Q3 '11, and rapidly grew output in 2H12 after struggling with yield issues in 1H. TSMC's process edge over UMC and other foundries is a big reason why it has an outsized share of mobile chip orders, and is expected to continue gaining share in 2013.

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  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Process tech is easy, right, boys?
    18 Feb 2013, 04:13 PM Reply Like
  • Sal Marvasti
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    what happened to all those non 28mm chips. For goodness sake the iPad 3 had a 40nm chip and it still managed 10+ hours.. UMC might not have been a good investment.
    18 Feb 2013, 06:59 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    The iPad 3's chip was/is slow, though...just like every one of these tablet/phone chips :P
    18 Feb 2013, 08:07 PM Reply Like
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