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    TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Reports say that demand from its clients have ensured the process is fully booked.
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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    I'd love to know what they're making that's filling that 15% of revenue at 90nm+...

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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd love to know what they're making that's filling that 15% of revenue at 90nm+...
    Job lot transistors? like the ones you get for simple electronics? Are they even made of silicone though?
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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd love to know what they're making that's filling that 15% of revenue at 90nm+...
    MC68ec020 lol

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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd love to know what they're making that's filling that 15% of revenue at 90nm+...
    Cheap stuff and analogue stuff.

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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Cheap stuff and analogue stuff.
    don't knock it - vital for analogue guitar processors, audio circuitry and the like

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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd love to know what they're making that's filling that 15% of revenue at 90nm+...
    Job lot transistors? like the ones you get for simple electronics? Are they even made of silicone though?
    There are plenty of electronic components (and ICs) based on non-silicon semiconductor materials, such as GaAs (gallium arsenide), and this has been the case for a long time - but I would guess Si is still more economical for many components where the performance characteristics are acceptable.

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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by PC-LAD View Post
    Are they even made of silicone though?
    To be very pedantic, no transistors are made of silicone, that being a polymer consisting of silicon and oxygen amongst other things. The appended 'e' makes a big difference.

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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    To be very pedantic, no transistors are made of silicone, that being a polymer consisting of silicon and oxygen amongst other things. The appended 'e' makes a big difference.
    My literature skills are a bit anemic XD
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    Re: TSMC to begin 5nm volume production next month

    It's a very common misspelling given silicone is probably the more commonly-heard word.

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