ATI recently unveiled the X1950PRO designed on 80nm process and built by TSMC and NVIDIA too will roll out its 80nm chip in November, with TSMC also being the contact supplier. Thanks to the contracts from the world’s top two graphics-chip suppliers, TSMC expects its capacity utilization at its leading-edge process to go up in the fourth quarter. The 80nm cooperation between ATI and TSMC also quelled speculations that ATI might divert TSMC-bounded orders toward AMD. ATI was the only contract buyer to contribute over 10% of TSMC`s revenues last year. ATI plans to introduce the 65nm technology next year.

ATI recently unveiled the X1950PRO designed on 80nm process and built by TSMC and NVIDIA too will roll out its 80nm chip in November, with TSMC also being the contact supplier. Thanks to the contracts from the world’s top two graphics-chip suppliers, TSMC expects its capacity utilization at its leading-edge process to go up in the fourth quarter. The 80nm cooperation between ATI and TSMC also quelled speculations that ATI might divert TSMC-bounded orders toward AMD. ATI was the only contract buyer to contribute over 10% of TSMC`s revenues last year. ATI plans to introduce the 65nm technology next year.