Intel to re-enter foundry business
Published in News

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


To replace 28nm, 32nm processes

GloFo to deal with Fusion