Taiwanese manufacturers show strong June growth
Published in News


Up, up and away

A tranche of hardware makers on the island of Taiwan have released figures that show they were on a roll in June.

IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
Published in Processors


Will cost about the same as 10nm

IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm  transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.

Intel to re-enter foundry business
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Deja vu

Chip giant Intel said at its Developer Forum in San Francisco that it will license ARM technology and offer smartphone makers the chance to make microprocessors using its 10 nanometer fabrication technique.

AMD 2017 Opteron has three sockets
Published in Processors


Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions

Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the  SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename. 

AMD 2016 roadmap skips HBM 2.0
Published in Graphics


Vega comes in 2017

This might be one of these we told you so articles, but our well-placed sources have indicated for a long time that HBM 2.0 might not be as easy and broad

Globalfoundries might become Chinese takeaway
Published in Processors


Abu Dhabi plans to off-load the company

AMD spin-off Globalfoundries might be off-loaded by its Abu Dhabi owners to the Chinese.

FinFET for the future

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To replace 28nm, 32nm processes
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GloFo to deal with Fusion