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TSMC Says 40nm Issues are Resolved

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Bring on the production lines for more GPUs!

Have you noticed any improvement in supplies of the ATI Radeon 5800-series of video cards? That's likely due to the increasing yield of 40nm production at fabrication house Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Mark Liu, Senior VP of Operations at TSMC, said that the chamber matching problems that had impacted yield rates for the company's 40nm node have been resolved, according to Digitimes.

Now TSMC's yield for 40nm product is at the same level as its 65nm product, signaling clear skies. This should be positive news for Nvidia, as its Fermi product is expected to utilize the 40nm process.

Read more about Fermi in our architecture preview.

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    redkachina , 21 January 2010 04:30
    and hopefully.. should lower the prices of other cards as well..
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    wifiwolf , 21 January 2010 06:09
    Just in time for Fermi. Am I being paranoid?
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    goxon , 21 January 2010 07:01
    we can expect a cheaper card because failure chips is lover
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    Herr_Koos , 21 January 2010 13:10
    Failure chips is lover? That's profound, man.... ;-)
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    mi1ez , 21 January 2010 14:45
    I'm surprised we can't hear Nvidia's sighs of relief from here!
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    Herr_Koos , 21 January 2010 14:50
    On the flip side, this also means ATI will be able to sell more Radeon 5000's for less (hopefully), before Fermi even hits the shelves.