Nvidia Feels “Good” About 28nm and Kepler Yields

Nvidia’s 28nm Issue Seems to Be Over

by Anton Shilov
11/12/2012 | 12:00 AM

Nvidia Corp. is finally satisfied with the yields at 28nm node of Taiwan Semiconductor Company. The fabless giant believes that it is meeting the supply of its 28nm Kepler graphics processor.


“28nm yield and 28nm supply situation have both improved substantially. And so we feel pretty good about the balance of supply and demand at the moment,” said Jen Hsun-Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia.

Earlier this year Nvidia’s head complained about yields for 28nm-based products as well as inability of TSMC to fulfill the demand  for such modern chips in general.

Partly because of improved yields, but mostly because of rising demand for its products, Nvidia last week reported record $1.2 billion in revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2013, an all-time-record for the company. Nvidia attributes its increase of sales to high demand for its gaming graphics processing units, compute accelerators and Tegra line of mobile system-on-chips.