Munich Small company, big attention: TSMC rolls out the red carpet for Europe’s most valuable chip start-up Graphcore. The start-up is the launch customer of a new, pioneering production process from the world’s largest contract manufacturer in the semiconductor industry. The up-and-coming British chip designer hopes this will give him a significant advantage in attacking the industry giant Nvidia.
“It’s remarkable that we, as a young company, can work so closely with TSMC,” said Simon Knowles, co-founder and chief technology officer of Graphcore, the Handelsblatt.
But it is not a coincidence. Rather, behind it is calculation by TSMC. The Taiwanese are speculating that Graphcore will become something in a few years Nvidia Today is: a dynamically growing chip company worth billions – and above all an important customer who has the components manufactured by TSMC.