Feeds

TSMC takes Nvidia GeForce 3 to volume production

Xbox core components too

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is punching out 0.15 micron Nvidia GeForce 3 graphics chips in "full production" quantities.

There's much mutual back-slapping in TSMC's news release, but 'aren't we great' statements aside, the announcement does mean that Nvidia's motherboard and PC OEM partners will be able to start increasing the volumes of GeForce 3-based parts they ship. More to the point, prices should start to fall.

The ramp-up also covers the chips Nvidia has developed for Microsoft's Xbox - the Xbox GPU and the Media Communications Processor - so the software developer's hardware manufacturer can start putting consoles together in plenty of time to build up volumes for its autumn launch. ®

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.