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NVIDIA Outsources 40 nm to Foundry Partners in Q2

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  1. btarunr

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    With rival AMD having a production-grade 40 nm graphics processor, and UMC's recent announcement of being ready with a high-performance 40 nm manufacturing node, the conditions are increasingly favourable for NVIDIA to flag-off large-scale production of 40 nm GPUs. According to Chinese print-media Commercial Times, the company set its foundry outsourcing schedule for within Q2 2009, with TSMC and UMC being the regular foundry-partners.

    Within this quarter, NVIDIA will start mass-production of the entry-level GT218, high-end mobile GT215 and mainstream desktop GT214 and GT216 GPUs. Additionally, the company may also expand its output for the 55 nm G200b high-end GPU.

    Source: DigiTimes
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
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    my_name_is_earl New Member

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    $50-$100 graphic card is still too much for system builder like me to make a good profit. $20-35 range and I'll grab a dozen but I'm just dreaming.
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    40nm also dx11 we hear that before and we want to see
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    u, thred title is a bit..........well AFIK nvidia owns NO FABS and never has, they are a fabless company, so how could them outsorce something they dont insorce in the first place?
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    For every product NV makes, it signs fresh contracts with foundry companies. For a company to "outsource" a business process, it isn't necessary that the company does/did it internally too. Eg: companies with customer-care/warranty/logistics outsourced to other companies.

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