TSMC Earnings, Geographic Flexibility, The 7nm Question

TSMC’s earnings, even when disappointing, show how strong the company’s position is. Still, there are open questions about using leading edge capacity in the future.

Chips and China

Understanding the path the semiconductor industry took to today both shows where China needs to go and also explains why the risks for geopolitical conflict are higher than ever.

More on the China Chip Ban, The AI Focus, Apple and YMTC

More on the China chip ban, including the AI motivation, and how China might interpret things differently. Plus, Apple gets a reminder that there are more considerations than costs.