Semiconductor giant TSMC, it seems, has problems in the production of 7-nanometer chips. According to industry sources, growth in demand and shortage of raw materials led to increased waiting period for order fulfillment. Specifically, instead of two months will now have to wait almost six.
As a result, many manufacturers, including AMD, can receive ordered chips. For “red” companies we are talking about the CPU EPYC and Ryzen and graphics chips Radeon.
The reason is simple — more and more companies are moving to 7-nanometer process technology. But TSMC didn’t seem to realize this and failed to promptly increase production capacity. In fairness, we note that the regular customers, in particular, AMD will get their orders first. We can hope that the shortage will not arise.
However, it should be understood that the increase in orders for production problems may again come to the fore. For the foreseeable future, it is planned to launch production Threadripper third generation mobile Ryzen and graphics chips Navy 12/14 for graphics cards and top of the budget class.
The problem may be compounded by a request from Apple for mobile processors A13 Bionic, which is also available for 7-nm technology at TSMC lines. The fact that the demand for a line of iPhone 11 was higher than planned, so the deficit can still arise.
The situation fuels and that at the 7-nanometer process technology to produce system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, a Huawei processor, and in 2020 they will be joined by Mediatek. That is, the deficit can affect many segments of the market. It is hoped that the company will resolve the problem as quickly as possible.
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