Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), one of the leading manufacturers of mining chips, reported a smaller expected profit. In the company of the decline associated with loss of interest in the cryptocurrency.

According to estimates TSMC, the company’s profit for the first quarter of 2018 will be between $9,35-$9,45 billion. Thus, compared to a profit in the fourth quarter 2017 ($9.2 billion) increase will be only 2%.

In addition to components for the miners, the “weak” category TSMC believes that the smartphone category average.

Expected losses reported Nvidia. In the first quarter of 2018, the company managed to gain on the sale of graphics cards used for mining ETH $289 million. In may, Nvidia CEO Jason yuan (Jason Huang) reported that the expected profit for the second quarter would be 66% less. Even this forecast was too high, and the actual revenue amounted to $18 million.

At the same time, the CEO of the main competitor Nvidia, AMD, Lisa Liu (Lisa Lu) were more positive in their assessments of the prospects for cryptocurrency niche for manufacturers of graphics processors. She stressed that buyers do not have to acquire GPU “mining” and that “the blockchain infrastructure is not going to disappear”.