Nvidia CEO In Taiwan To Ensure TSMC Capacity For G8800


According to an online source, Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have sufficient capacity for the production of Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80).

With GeForce 8800 expected to be unveiled in November, Huang wanted to make sure that production of the graphics chip will not be affected by competitor ATI’s bookings for TSMC’s 80nm capacity, the sources claimed. About 90% of Nvidia’s production is outsourced to TSMC, the sources indicated.

Apparently, Mr Huang is eager to ensure that there will be no delays for the G80, now that the upcoming release date has been confirmed. Nvidia also have the opportunity to get a firm foothold in the pre-Christmas buying spree; especially considering that the ATI R600 may not hit the market until Q1 2007.

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