Big boys beware.... nvidia has chairs...
"Deep Sub-Micron Process Technology Enables PC Industry's Most Advanced Cinematic GPU : GEFORCE FX LAUNCH - LONDON - November 18, 2002 - NVIDIA® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its new ground-breaking graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA® GeForce(tm) FX GPU, is the first to be manufactured on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) (TAIEX: 2330, NYSE: TSMC) 0.13 ?m (micron) and copper process, the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process used in the graphics industry today. The GeForce FX GPU - the industry's first GPU to deliver real-time, cinematic quality graphics and special effects on the desktop PC, will begin volume manufacturing on 300 mm wafers in the Company's fourth fiscal quarter ending January 2003.
"The opportunity for innovation is a key factor in the success of the GeForce FX GPU," said David Kirk, Chief Scientist at NVIDIA. "Delivering a truly revolutionary graphics processor simply isn't possible using older process technologies like 0.15 micron. The 0.13 micron manufacturing process has allowed us to build small, fast transistors - which are the building blocks for delivering groundbreaking GPUs. By doing so, we've created a revolutionary new GPU packed with performance and an unmatched feature set.""