Monday, July 20th 2020

TSMC Becomes the Biggest Semiconductor Company in the World

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, called TSMC shorty, has just become the world's biggest semiconductor company. The news broke after TSMC's stock reached a peak heights of $66.40 price per share, and market capitalization of 313 billion US dollars. That means that the Taiwanese company officially passed Intel, NVIDIA, and Samsung in terms of market capitalization, which is no small feat. And the news isn't that surprising. TSMC has been rather busy with orders from customers, just waiting for new spots so they can grab a piece of its production pipeline.

TrendForce, a market intelligence provider, estimates that TSMC has an amazing 51.9% of global semiconductor foundry share alone. That is no small feat but TSMC worked hard over the years to make it happen. With constant investments into R&D, TSMC has managed to make itself not only competitive with other foundries, but rather an industry leader. With 5 nm already going in high-volume manufacturing (HVM) in Q4 of this year, the company is demonstrating that it is the market leader with the latest node developments. Smaller nodes like 3 nm are already in development and TSMC doesn't plan to stop.
TSMC HQ
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21 Comments on TSMC Becomes the Biggest Semiconductor Company in the World

#1
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the Taiwanese company officially passed Intel, NVIDIA, and Samsung in terms of market capitalization
I don't think Nvidia is a semiconductor company ;)
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#2
AleksandarK
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I don't think Nvidia is a semiconductor company ;)
It works with semiconductors. The company also co-operates with folks like TSMC for node development.
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#3
birdie
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I don't think Nvidia is a semiconductor company ;)
NVIDIA is a fabless semiconductor company.
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#4
CapitanXeon
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I don't think Nvidia is a semiconductor company ;)
Last time i checked, GPUs were made from semiconductors
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#5
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AleksandarK
It works with semiconductors. The company also co-operates with folks like TSMC for node development.
Yes and I own semiconductors :wtf:

TSMC, Intel and Samsung all manufacture chips. Nvidia doesn't.
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#6
InVasMani
AMD use to be a semiconductor company as for Nvidia not so much...they did make chipsets for awhile, but that's a sore subject to bring up.
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#7
Fluffmeister
Yeah AMD founder Jerry Sanders said "real men have fabs".

How the mighty have fallen.
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#8
BoboOOZ
It's a highly competitive market.
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#10
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Fluffmeister
Yeah AMD founder Jerry Sanders said "real men have fabs".

How the mighty have fallen.
Yeah, that's not inclusive enough for today's standards :P
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#11
Flanker
TheLostSwede
去台湾!
Might want to change that to traditional Chinese (simplied Chinese is associated with China) and it translated to go to Taiwan :laugh:

台灣加油!
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#12
BoboOOZ
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Yeah, that's not inclusive enough for today's standards :p
Are you trying to imply Dr Su is not a real man? :p
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#13
TheLostSwede
Flanker
Might want to change that to traditional Chinese (simplied Chinese is associated with China) and it translated to go to Taiwan :laugh:

台灣加油!
:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:
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#14
Verpal
TheLostSwede
:oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:
Looks like Winnie the Pooh grubby hand didn't reach Techpowerup..... YET

Hope it stay that way, CCP can rot in hell.
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#15
ST.o.CH
Afertall Nvidia stays as a second, Intel trade with TSMC for the third place in global rank.

Edit: after showing obidience to the Trump's administration.

Money Money Money...
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#16
Star_Hunter
Fluffmeister
Yeah AMD founder Jerry Sanders said "real men have fabs".

How the mighty have fallen.
Back then a FAB was much cheaper to own and operate so at that time there were a lot of companies that had FABs. As time has gone by the industry has consolidated and now only Intel and Samsung FAB their own products while everyone else use the foundries (this excludes the memory makers like Micron, Hynix ect), and maybe some microfabs for very low volume.
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#17
BoboOOZ
There are other fabs, it's just they don't all compete in the GPU/CPU market. Global Foundries, STMicroelectronics aren't exactly small.
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#18
R0H1T
birdie
NVIDIA is a fabless semiconductor company.
Technically the biggest would be Apple, by a Godly margin :pimp:
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#19
R-T-B
InVasMani
AMD use to be a semiconductor company as for Nvidia not so much...they did make chipsets for awhile, but that's a sore subject to bring up.
They never made them from their own silicon foundries.
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R0H1T
R-T-B
They never made them from their own silicon foundries.
They did, before spinning off GF sometime around 2008 IIRC.
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#21
R-T-B
R0H1T
They did, before spinning off GF sometime around 2008 IIRC.
That'd be AMD, not nvidia.

EDIT: Doh, I am stupid and misread your comment.
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