Alan Patterson, EETimes
7/13/2017 10:21 AM EDT
TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has recognized its first revenue from 10nm products, trailing Samsung, its main rival in the foundry business, by nearly four months.
TSMC said that 10 nm accounted for 1 percent of its overall revenue during the second quarter of this year. In March, Samsung announced its first 10-nm products, including the company’s Exynos 8895 SoC as well as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.
TSMC expects to exit a slump that saw its second-quarter sales in dollar terms edge up just 3.2 percent from the same period a year ago. The company, which makes mobile communications products for Apple and MediaTek, said that an inventory correction among fabless customers will probably end during third quarter this year.