GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale
Published in News
Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:07

GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale


GlobalFoundaries now a significant force

GlobalFoundries has signed off on the purchase of IBM's chip business making it one of chip industries key players and actually filling its bank acount.

Was GloFlo the Troll underneath Skybridge?
Published in Processors


Rumours of knifings

Since AMD canned its Project Skybridge two weeks ago the dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Globalfoundaries might have had a hand in it.

First Zen Chips will be Quad Core
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:02

First Zen Chips will be Quad Core


What is the sound of four cores clapping?

Some of AMD's first Zen based CPUs and APUs will be quad-core.

Globalfoundries 14nm process has volume production levels
Published in Processors


Licenced by Samsung

Globalfoundries is now getting volume production from the 14nm FinFET technology it licensed from Samsung.

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:22

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans


Still tweaking its gear

GlobalFoundries clarified details of the ramp up of 14nm chip production at fab 8 manufacturing facility in New York.

GlobalFoundries surprises with 14nm announcement
Published in Processors


Thanks to Samsung

GlobalFoundries has started its ramp up in production of 14nm technology and it is mostly thanks to its partnership with Samsung.

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:36

UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

Rumour: Samsung could move to acquire AMD
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:09

Rumour: Samsung could move to acquire AMD


To take on Intel and Qualcomm

According to South Korean media reports, Samsung is interested in acquiring AMD, all in an effort to compete with rival chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm. 

TMSC to invest $16 billion in advanced chip factory
Published in Processors


To boost 16nm FinFet and beyond 

Reuters carried a rather interesting announcement about TSMC, the maker of most SoCs and GPUs we care about.

AMD may use GloFo 28nm SHP node for GPUs
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:11

AMD may use GloFo 28nm SHP node for GPUs


Higher clocks, lower voltages

AMD could use GlobalFoundries’ 28nm Super High-Performance (28SHP) node for upcoming GPUs.