NVIDIA and ATI Thave both reportedly cut their wafer starts for entry-level graphic chips at TSMC and UMC, easing the foundries’ tight production on the 0.14/0.15-micron process. NVIDIA recently reduced the production of wafer starts for its NV34 chipset, which uses a 0.14-micron process at TSMC, by as much as two-thirds from its original amounts. ATI has also cut wafer starts for its entry-level RV280 chipsets, using a 0.15-micron process at UMC. More PC OEMs like Dell and HP have decided to use Intel 915G integrated graphics chipsets for their PCs in the second half of the year, prompting Nvidia and ATI to reduce the supply of the entry-level graphics chips.

NVIDIA and ATI Thave both reportedly cut their wafer starts for entry-level graphic chips at TSMC and UMC, easing the foundries’ tight production on the 0.14/0.15-micron process. NVIDIA recently reduced the production of wafer starts for its NV34 chipset, which uses a 0.14-micron process at TSMC, by as much as two-thirds from its original amounts. ATI has also cut wafer starts for its entry-level RV280 chipsets, using a 0.15-micron process at UMC. More PC OEMs like Dell and HP have decided to use Intel 915G integrated graphics chipsets for their PCs in the second half of the year, prompting Nvidia and ATI to reduce the supply of the entry-level graphics chips.