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  Date:28th Oct 2011

28nm chips from TSMC are in volume shipment

Leading semiconductor fab TSMC has announced that its 28nm process is in volume production and production wafers have been shipped to customers. TSMC's 28nm process offering includes 28nm High Performance (28HP), 28nm High Performance Low Power (28HPL), 28nm Low Power (28LP), and 28nm High Performance Mobile Computing (28HPM). Among these technology offerings, 28HP, 28HPL and 28LP are all in volume production and 28HPM is expected to be ready for production by the end of this year.

TSMC has reported growth in customer numbers at 28nm compared to 40nm. While moving the 28nm to volume production, TSMC has already made test chips in deeper nodes such as 20nm. The 14nm chips are expected in 2015, as per some reports. TSMC is also expected to move to 450-mm wafer in the coming years. Double pattering and finfets are the ways ahead when the nodes extend beyond 28nm node semiconductor technology.

FPGA makers Xilinx, Altera, and graphic processor chipmakers such as AMD, NVIDIA and fabless leader Qualcomm are expected to be some of the early customers of TSMC in 28nm node. TSMC has reported 28nm tape-outs for 80 customers

Open Innovation Platform (OIP) is offered by TSMC for its partners and customers to get on to the band wagon of 28nm node which will soon land in 20nm node.

It is predicted that 28nm node going to be a game changing node in semiconductor industry, mainly in FPGA domain. Xilinx stated in its recent release it has shipped thousands of Virtex-7 and Kintex-7 FPGAs worldwide, addressing a diverse set of applications, ranging from high performance defense RADAR systems and next-generation 200G wired communication bridges to ultra-high resolution medical imaging equipment and cutting edge test and measurement equipment.


 
          
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