Glofo thinks 7nm vital for industry
Published in News
Monday, 07 November 2016 14:16

Glofo thinks 7nm vital for industry


IBM purchase cleared the way


GlobalFoundry’s CTO has said that the industry needs 7nm and its recent IBM purchase is helping him build up a new cunning plan for the technology.

TSMC hopes to woo Qualcomm back with 7nm
Published in Processors
Friday, 21 October 2016 11:54

TSMC hopes to woo Qualcomm back with 7nm


It does not appear interested in 10nm

TSMC thinks that it can win back Qualcomm’s chip business with its 7nm process technology, but has all but given up expecting it to return for 10nm.

TSMC’s 7nm tech is on track
Published in Processors
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:28

TSMC’s 7nm tech is on track


For anyone wanting risk next year

TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu told yesterday's investors meeting that his outfit’s 7nm was well on track and will be ready for risk production in the middle of next year.

AMDs 7nm APU is Gray Hawk
Published in Processors
Friday, 23 September 2016 09:49

AMDs 7nm APU is Gray Hawk


Four cores with eight threads

A few of you might remember that we exclusively posted the news that AMD is working on a 7nm CPU codenamed Starship. The 7nm APU is codenamed Gray Hawk and it aims to attain lower TDPs.

Navi is 7nm and will appear late 2018 early 2019
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 22 September 2016 12:42

Navi is 7nm and will appear late 2018 early 2019


Next, next generation

Vega 10 will evolve to Vega 20 in 2017 and 2018 and this will be AMD’s next big thing.  It is codenamed Navi and will be a 7nm FinFET GlobalFoundries product that should surface in late 2018 or early 2019.

GloFo confirms it will skip 10nm
Published in Processors
Friday, 16 September 2016 12:35

GloFo confirms it will skip 10nm


Go directly to 7nm do not past 10nm or collect $200

Globalfoundries has announced it is ignoring 10nm and will go directly to the 7nm FinFET chip production by early 2018.

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018
Published in News
Friday, 09 September 2016 03:29

TSMC to begin 7nm volume production in Q1 2018


Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages


According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.

Intel’s 7nm process delayed until 2022
Published in Processors
Monday, 05 September 2016 11:41

Intel’s 7nm process delayed until 2022


Changes in job adverts

Intel may have delayed the arrival of its 7 nm processing technology until 2022.

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 14 July 2016 13:26

Nvidia Volta gets 16nm FinFET treatment


While Vega sticks with 14nm

A little birdie told us that Nvidia is giving its Volta the 16nm FinFET treatment. This product uses stacked DRAM too so it looks like the whole thing will be pretty bleeding edge.

AMD working on 7nm 48 core processor
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 17:25

AMD working on 7nm 48 core processor


Exclusive: Codename Starship

Fudzilla warned you that AMD's 32core / 64 tread X86 processor codenamed Naples is coming in 2017 to a server near you, but it looks like AMD has a 7nm product called Starship which will arrive soon afterwards.