GPU and system-on-chip maker Nvidia says that the ongoing shortages of disk drives that have stalled the PC industry took a chunk out of its fourth quarter business, as did a steeper than expected ramp to 28 nanometer processes at chip foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. The upshot is that Nvidia will turn …
Shouldn't it be "doing fab-ulously"???
Like AMD these days, Nvidia is doing "fab-u-less-ly"
I know TSMC is a huge company with massive manufacturing capacity... but both major players in GPUs hedging all their bets in one supplier has always seemed an odd and unsustainable situation to me.
Considering they're both using the same fabbing process, how do TSMC decide on priority for manufacturing? I imagine both AMD and NVidia are constantly pushing for more output from TSMC.
With both AMD and Nvidia struggling to hit 28nm, it looks like now might be a good time for Intel to break into the market for gaming video cards and real APUs. (NB: at about 50 GPU GFLOPS, Ivy Bridge is not an APU.)
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