TSMC confident it can beat Samsung to 10nm
Published in Processors


We are well greased

TSMC has said that it is confident that it can beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines.

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:50

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET


Piggy backing on Intel foundry

China's Spreadtrum, which is tied to Intel's foundry business, is gunning for 14nm FinFET, with sights set on 10nm.

TSMC to set up 10nm pilot in June
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 08:13

TSMC to set up 10nm pilot in June


Mass production in late 2016

TSMC is planning to create a 10nm pilot line at its 300mm wafer plant in Fab 12. 

Samsung close to 10nm
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:59

Samsung close to 10nm


Production nearly ready

Samsung told a company event in the UK that it was nearly ready to begin producing mobile chips using its 10nm manufacturing process.

Samsung 10nm ramp expected in late 2016
Published in Processors


14nm FinFET churned out in four fabs

Samsung has announced that it plans to ramp 10nm production in 2016. 

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:05

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7


Greenland APU gives it the necessary firepower

AMD mini cores and modular designs backed by HBM graphics and the upcoming Greenland GPU core might be a winning combination for AMD.

TSMC will have 10nm fab by middle of next year
Published in Processors


Breaking ground in June

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for a new fab at its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in June.

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:29

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule


16FF coming soon, 10nm in late 2016

TSMC has shed more light on its FinFET plans, saying its 16nm and 10nm nodes are on track.

TSMC expects 10nm volume production in 2017
Published in Processors


Moore’s Law alive and kicking

TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017. 

Intel says 10nm on track, Moore’s Law alive and kicking
Published in Processors


For now, not sure after 7nm

Intel expects Moore’s Law will be around for a few more years, but after the semi industry hits 7nm, things could get a little complicated.