HPC News Bytes 20240513: ISC 2024 Starts, Quantum Investments, China-Taiwan-TSMC Scenario Planning, Electricity Supply Running Low

Let’s take a quick (6:21) run through new developments in the world of HPC-AI, including: ISC 2024 begins today, substantial new investments in quantum continue, U.S. Commerce ….

SK hynix Partners with TSMC on HBM

Seoul, April 19, 2024 – Memory company SK hynix Inc. announced today a memorandum of understanding with TSMC to produce next-generation HBM and enhance logic and HBM integration through advanced packaging technology. The company plans to proceed with the development of HBM4, or the sixth generation of the HBM family, slated to be mass produced […]

TSMC March 2024 Revenue Report: Up 34% YoY

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C. – Apr. 10, 2024 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced its net revenue for March 2024: On a consolidated basis, revenue for March 2024 was approximately NT$195.21 billion, an increase of 7.5 percent from February 2024 and an increase of 34.3 percent from March 2023. Revenue for January through March […]

TSMC in the USA: Up to $6.6B in CHIPS Act Funding for 3rd (2nm or More) Arizona Fab

TSMC announced it has signed a preliminary agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce for up to $6.6 billion under the CHIPS and Science Act. TSMC also announced plans to build a third fab at its TSMC Arizona site in  Phoenix using 2nm or more processes….

HPC News Bytes 20240408: Chips Ahoy! …and Quantum Error Rate Progress

A good April morning to you! Chips dominate the HPC-AI news landscape, which has become something of an industry commonplace of late, including: TSMC’s Arizona fab on schedule, the Dutch government makes a pitch to ASML, Intel foundry business’s losses, TSMC expands CoWoS capacity, SK hynix to investing in Indiana and Purdue, Quantinuum and Microsoft report 14,000 error-free instances

Reports: TSMC Advanced Chip Fab Back on Schedule in Arizona; Dutch Government Announces Support for ASML

A news report from a Chinese news outlet states that chip producer Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may have overcome earlier problems at its Arizona advanced-chip fabs….

HPC News Bytes: IndiaAI Mission, New Fabs around the World, Atos-Eviden

A happy mid-March day to you. Last week in the world of HPC-AI the emphasis was on the latter, including: the expanding IndiaAI Mission will include a 10,000-GPU supercomputer, TSMC’s biggest customers, countries court chip manufacturers for local fabs….

HPC News Bytes 20240304: GPU Scarcity, Global Fab Capacity Boost, AI Hurdles and Singapore’s AI Training Strategy (Including Mid-Careerists)

A good March morning to you! Forthwith is a fast (5:51) run-though of recent HPC-AI news, including: The GPU shortage; HPE, Dell financial results, GPU allocations, new Intel fabs….

TSMC Opens JASM Chip Fab Subsidiary in Japan

KUMAMOTO, Japan, Feb. 24, 2024 – TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) held an opening ceremony for its majority-owned subsidiary Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM) in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, bringing together suppliers, customers, business partners, academia and the Japanese government to show appreciation for their continued support and the joint effort that led to the […]

Trillions for Chips: A Roiled Semiconductor Industry Strains to Meet AI Demand

We’re seeing the chip industry’s version of the scientific aphorism: “nature hates a vacuum.” The vacuum is the short supply of – and vast demand for – AI chips, and it’s roiling the semiconductor industry. Chip foundry companies TSMC, Intel and Samsung are straining to expand GPU fab capacity….