Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that TSMC will have sufficient capacity for the production of NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80). With GeForce 8800 expected to be unveiled in November, Huang wanted to make sure that production of the graphics chip will not be affected by competitor ATI’s bookings for TSMC’s 80nm capacity. About 90% of NVIDIA’s production is outsourced to TSMC. Huang is eager to get a head start on the G80 because ATI’s DirectX 10-compliant R600 may not hit the market until the first quarter of 2007. The G80 stands a good chance of seeing strong demand in the high-end graphics-chip markets during the Christmas shopping season.

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that TSMC will have sufficient capacity for the production of NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80). With GeForce 8800 expected to be unveiled in November, Huang wanted to make sure that production of the graphics chip will not be affected by competitor ATI’s bookings for TSMC’s 80nm capacity. About 90% of NVIDIA’s production is outsourced to TSMC. Huang is eager to get a head start on the G80 because ATI’s DirectX 10-compliant R600 may not hit the market until the first quarter of 2007. The G80 stands a good chance of seeing strong demand in the high-end graphics-chip markets during the Christmas shopping season.