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TSMC Cuts prices of 28nm and 20nm by 10%

TSMC Cuts prices of 28nm and 20nm by 10%

TSMC Cuts prices of 28nm and 20nm by 10%

TSMC Cuts prices of 28nm and 20nm by 10%

 

According to industry sources TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, have slashed their prices for their 28nm and 20nm process tech by 5-10% in order to secure more orders for major clients like AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Mediatek.

These price reductions are due to a decreasing demand for these production node, with process utilization lowering to 60% on the second quarter. The source stated that the price decrease should give the foundry larger orders which should bring their utilization rate to over 80%.

 

TSMC Cuts prices of 28nm and 20nm by 10% 

Right now as smaller and smaller process nodes are becoming available, 28nm will soon be obsolete. Right now all current generation GPUs are made using the 28nm process node, which means that future chips made using this node will be much cheaper to produce. This cost saving could be passed onto consumers in the coming months as more GPU dies are created, but it could also be used to simply increase in profitability of making silicon chips.

This does not necessarily mean that price cuts for 28nm based products like AMD's R9 Fury X or Nvidia's GTX 980 Ti are coming soon, but it does mean that a ramp up in production or a price decrease in possible in the coming months.  

The future is in smaller FinFET process nodes like Samsung and Globalfoundries 14nm node and TSMC's own 16nm process node, while we wait for these node to become fully production ready we will sadly have to stick to the aging 20nm and 28nm process nodes.

 

You can join the discussion on TSMC's 20nm and 28nm price decreases on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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16-07-2015, 07:20:28

Dicehunter
Most likely not, Just higher profits for GPU vendors.Quote

16-07-2015, 07:26:37

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Most likely not, Just higher profits for GPU vendors.
Don't agree there dude. This gives AMD and Nvidia more room to lower prices in the price fight.

I'm just waiting for Fury X to drop to beat the 980ti.Quote

16-07-2015, 07:28:22

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Vault-Tec View Post
Don't agree there dude. This gives AMD and Nvidia more room to lower prices in the price fight.

I'm just waiting for Fury X to drop to beat the 980ti.
AMD and Nvidia will drop prices, but retailers and E-tailers can do what they want.

980Ti has dropped already, its cheaper than the Fury X here. Not all retailers are seeing it that way. if they feel the info about 20nm is not common knowledge then they will keep prices the same, hoping customers are oblivious to the new info.Quote

16-07-2015, 07:37:06

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Vault-Tec View Post
Don't agree there dude. This gives AMD and Nvidia more room to lower prices in the price fight.

I'm just waiting for Fury X to drop to beat the 980ti.
Might give them more room for prices but from a business standpoint this just screams more profits and AMD are in dire need.Quote

16-07-2015, 09:02:41

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Might give them more room for prices but from a business standpoint this just screams more profits and AMD are in dire need.
They'll get the profit. I'm really not worried. Now if Zen sucks I will be truly worried for AMD..Quote
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