“Nvidia and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on January 13 celebrated the shipment of the one-billionth GeForce graphics processor designed by Nvidia and manufactured by TSMC. The partners achieved the one-billionth processor milestone in less than 12 years.
“With our close partnership with TSMC, the complexity of these devices has increased more than 1000 times, enabling enormous progress in computers ranging from handhelds and PCs to workstations and data centers,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia.
“Nvidia’s achievement is a prime example of how close collaboration between foundry and fabless companies can benefit the consumer electronics market, the semiconductor market segment, and both companies’ shareholders,” said Morris Chang, TSMC chairman and CEO. “We highly value the long-term relationship between Nvidia and TSMC.””
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The partnership between nVIDIA and TSMC (well, between TSMC and any of their customers) has not been without it’s strained periods but they have remained together for a little over a decade now. They have just hit a rather large benchmark, the shipping of the one billionth processor designed by nVIDA and fabbed by TSMC. There is no breakdown at DigiTimes to tell us what percentage each of nVIDIA’s chip families make up this billion but you can bet the G92 makes up a goodly portion of the overall sum.