1. cageymaru

    Gigabyte Factory Tour Shows Motherboard Manufacturing from Start-To-Finish

    Gamers Nexus recently took a tour of the Gigabyte factory located on Nanping Road in Taiwan. At this location, Gigabyte manufacturers both video cards and motherboards. Although most of the SMT factory is automated, some of the components and wires must be installed by hand. It takes 40 - 50...
  2. cageymaru

    Department of Defense Seeks American Foundries for Cutting Edge Process Nodes

    Policy makers at the Department of Defense (DoD) are concerned with the current American landscape of innovative DMEA-accredited Trusted Foundries partners. The US government would prefer that sensitive chips for military applications be created here in America. IBM was entrusted to perform...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Motherboard Makers Are Moving Manufacturing Out of China

    According to Digitimes Research, Taiwanese server motherboard manufacturers are accelerating plans to move production out of mainland China. Thanks to a trade war between China and the U.S, the companies were already on their way out, but a report by Bloomberg suggesting that the Chinese...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Taiwan is Gearing Up for AI Development

    Taiwan's government is preparing to set up an "AI on Chip" development project. The Board of Science and Technology wants to pool resources from schools, researchers, designers, and manufacturers around the world to make a "world class AI chip development ecosystem." Representatives from Google...
  5. cageymaru

    AMD and NVIDIA Reveal Plans to Lower the Impact of Tariffs on Video Cards

    According to Ryan Shrout of Shrout Research, both AMD and NVIDIA will be negatively affected by the new 10% tariff on $200 billion of imports from China. Mr Shrout notes that NVIDIA was already under pressure from consumers for the high price of the RTX series and "it is unlikely that it or its...
  6. cageymaru

    Taiwan ODMs Seek Trade Sanction Relief by Moving Production Back from China

    Taiwan based original design manufacturers (ODM) Quanta Computer and Wiwynn are considering a plan to bring back their production lines for server-use motherboards from China. This is because of a potential 10% extra tariff on $200 billion in goods from China due to the US-China trade war...