In the second half will begin production of 12-nanometer SoC MediaTek
The mention of the 12-nanometer process technology TSMC in the news that TSMC has received orders for the production of single-chip supercomputer systems development Nvidia and Qualcomm, it seems, was not a mistake. In any case, the source alleges that the 12-nanometer process technology TSMC will be used for the release of a new mobile SoC MediaTek, which will be released in the second half of 2017.
Industry representatives explained that 12-nanometer process technology TSMC actually represents a transition, an improved version of the 16-nanometer process technology that it was decided to use, because TSMC failed to increase the yield rate of production of 10-nanometer manufacturing process to a level acceptable for mass production. Allegedly, TSMC will not be able to start serial production of 10-nanometer technology early in the third quarter.