Finally figured out litho/ASML - yes TSMC and Samsung followed Intel just like two little puppies following Mother Intel - HA
Unfortunately foundries have more problems than IDMs
I can smell a dramatic change in ARM eco system attitude towards manufacturing - it's finally catching up
NO more cheap ARM SoC - only Intel has the critical volume
When asked if the multipatterning issues at 14-nm applied to both integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and foundries Meurice said: "At 14-nm foundries have a challenge that the IDMs would not have. The challenge is that thay have to deliver design rules which are less restrictive and they have to deliver a shrink that is very aggressive." As such the decision to go to EUV for 14-nm concerns the foundry environment more than the microprocessor environment, Meurice said.