Nvidia begins Geforce Pascal with GTX 1080 and GTX 1070
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2x performance, 3x power efficiency of Geforce GTX Titan X

Today at DreamHack in Austin, Texas, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off the Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1070, the company’s first consumer-focused Geforce Pascal GPUs.

Samsung to team up with Chinese to build logical chips
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Increase logic-chip sales

Samsung Electronics is considering partnering with Chinese semiconductor companies to increase its sales and market share in the less-volatile and more profitable logic-chip business.

TSMC tapes out Apple's A11 processor
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Friday, 06 May 2016 11:02

TSMC tapes out Apple's A11 processor


Full of 10nm FinFet goodness

Apple's partner in crime, TSMC has begun to tape out the design for Apple's A11 processor built on a 10nm FinFET process.

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

TSMC will launch 7nm production trial in 1H 2017
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More details may come at DAC 2016 in June


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is set to launch a production trial of its 7-nanometer process node in the first half of 2017, according to company chairman Morris Chang in a recent report mailed to company shareholders.

TSMC's Q1 2016 revenues decline 18 percent
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Low-end, midrange smartphone demand offset February earthquake

On Thursday Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced an 18 percent quarterly revenue decline for Q1 2016 from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015. The chip manufacturing giant also announced Q1 2016 net profit of $2 billion USD ($64.78 billion TWD), representing an 8.3 percent quarterly profit decline from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015.

TSMC ramps up production on Intel’s modem
Published in Mobiles


IPhone 7 believed to be the target

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn about TSMC ramping up production of Intel’s XMM 7360 LTE modem.

ASML starts shipping EUV test machines
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Monday, 11 April 2016 11:29

ASML starts shipping EUV test machines


Could be used by 2018

Extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is working and could be used in Moore Law saving high-volume chip manufacturing as early as 2018.

Pascal P100 610mm^2 is in volume production
Published in Graphics


Today

Jen-Hsun Huang just announced Pascal P100 a new GPU based on Pascal architecture, and it is in production, shipping "soon."

TSMC advanced wafer plant in China
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 10:47

TSMC advanced wafer plant in China

$3 billion investment in 12-inch fab

TSMC is building a 12-inch fab Nanjing City Government and will write a cheque for $3 billion as part of the deal.