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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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