TSMC Sees Demand Spike For Auto Chips Thanks To Tesla, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Intel

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  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd TSM saw orders for automotive electronics chips accelerating at a faster-than-expected pace, Digi Times reports.
  • TSMC's advanced technology leadership will likely attract an influx of AI chip orders for autonomous driving from vendors including NVIDIA Corp NVDAQualcomm Inc QCOMIntel Corp INTC, and Tesla Inc TSLA
  • TSMC commanded a more than 90% share of the 7/5nm foundry process segment.
  • TSMC was also the largest beneficiary of IDMs stepping up their outsourcing of automotive MCUs and other chips to pure-play foundries. 
  • TSMC had already won 70% of the total automotive chip orders placed by IDMs.
  • IDMs including Infineon Technologies AG IFNNFNXP Semiconductors NV NXPISTMicroelectronics NV STMTexas Instruments Inc TXN, and Renesas Electronics Corp RNECF have outsourced 15% of automotive chip production. The proportion is poised to grow.
  • TSMC was building new 28nm process fabrication lines at its 12-inch fab in Nanjing. 
  • TSMC and Sony set up a joint-venture fab Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing for 22nm and 28nm process manufacturing in Kumamoto, Japan attracting Denso's participation.
  • Price Action: TSM shares traded lower by 0.21% at $107.14 on the last check Tuesday.
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