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.

TSMC faces weak smartphone chip demand
Published in Processors
Friday, 27 March 2015 11:22

TSMC faces weak smartphone chip demand


Blame the almighty dollar

The share value of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is falling faster than a team of free fall parachuting elephants who have forgotten to pack the key ingredient of their act.

Qualcomm and MediaTek reportedly shifting orders from TSMC
Published in Processors


Looking for cheaper 28nm alternatives?

Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly shifting some of their orders from TSMC, in search of better pricing.

Nvidia reportedly spreading orders between TSMC and Samsung
Published in News


And may give some foundry business to Intel come 2017

Chipmaker Nvidia has reportedly moved some of its orders from its long-time partner TSMC to Samsung. 

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. 

TSMC to get majority of Apple A9 business
Published in Processors


16nm process might be a better choice than Samsung’s 14nm

TSMC is reportedly getting the majority of Apple A9 orders, which would be a big coup for the company. 

Samsung's processing leap was corporate espionage
Published in Processors


CommonWealth claims

A magazine claims that Samsung’s leapfrog over TSMC to become the 14nm provider of choice is as a direct result of corporate spying. 

Qualcomm talks Snapdragon 820 at MWC 2015
Published in Processors


With custom 64-bit CPU core

While some of the first devices based on the Snapdragon 810 are about to hit the global market, Qualcomm has decided to unveil some the first details regarding its next big thing at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the Snapdragon 820 SoC.

TSMC pulls off EUV on 1000 wafers
Published in Processors
Friday, 27 February 2015 12:00

TSMC pulls off EUV on 1000 wafers


Exposes itself

Chipmaking gear maker ASML has told the world that that its customer TSMC has exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day. 

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:41

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory


Cannot fit more on 2.5D interposer

In early January we heard a thing or two about an AMD card codenamed Fiji, the one that comes with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).