TSMC to become the center of 0.13-micron GPU production in 2003
Nobody doubts that Taiwanese TSMC will become the leader of 0.13-micron GPU production. Though ATI Technologies might choose UMC facilities for making GPUs, itís still about the mainstream chips only.
At the same time, NVIDIA and ATI are going to order their top GPUs from TSMC. For NVIDIA TSMC makes 0.13-micron GeForce FX; ATI ordered RV350 and M10 (R300-based mobile GPU). According to the industrial sources, monthly orders from NVIDIA and ATI make over 30,000 and 15,000 wafers, respectively.
According to the fresh news from Taiwan, ATI has already got the samples of R350 and M10. Being satisfied by the results, ATI´s CEO Ho Kwok-yuen schedules the next-generation R400 to mid-2003. He also made an interesting announcement that ATI had already decided to produce RV350 using the 0.13-micron process technology
Source: The DigiTimes
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