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All processors in the world are going up in price this year

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun17,2024

All processors in will increase in price this year

Capacities of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) for the processing of silicon wafers using 3-nanometer technologies is almost completely distributed with orders for the whole of next year.

As reported by the Commercial Times, this threatens a 5 percent increase in chip prices worldwide.

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According to the Taiwanese publication, the demand for the capacity of TSMC, one of the world's largest chip manufacturers, exceeds the supply. By 2026, the capacity is already mostly distributed among the company's seven main customers, including Apple and NVIDIA.

In addition, TSMC is running out of time to package chips using the CoWoS method (where different chip components are integrated on a single substrate), so prices for these services will increase by 10-20 percent in 2025.

The process is that first the chips are installed on a silicon wafer (wafer), and then this wafer is mounted on a substrate (substrate) to create compact multi-chip modules. This is especially important for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence

In the third quarter of 2024, the monthly production capacity of the packaging company CoWoS should increase from 17 thousand to 33 thousand pieces. Market demand in this area next year is estimated at 600,000 units, and TSMC's projected supply – 530 thousand pieces.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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