By: Chang Chieh-chung, Jeffery Wu and Frances Huang
Taipei, July 8 (CNA) U.S.-based integrated circuit designer Nvidia Corp. said Sunday that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. will both serve as suppliers of the American company's next graphics processing units (GPUs).
Last week, international news media reported Nvidia had switched its orders for GPUs made using the sophisticated 7 nanometer process from TSMC to Samsung, which pushed down TSMC shares by 2.61 percent on Wednesday.
But Debora Shoquist, vice president of Nvidia's operations, said in a statement released Sunday that TSMC and Samsung will jointly supply the new GPUs to her company.
"Recent reports are incorrect — Nvidia's next-generation GPU will continue to be produced at TSMC," Shoquist said. "Nvidia already uses both TSMC and Samsung for manufacturing, and we plan to use both foundries for our next-generation GPU products." [FULL STORY]