Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 October 2015 10:14

Chinese foundries developing FinFET rival


Slimming down with Ultra-Thin Body processes

Chinese foundries are ignoring FinFET technology and are developing Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production.

Foundry market growing
Published in Processors
Monday, 12 October 2015 13:12

Foundry market growing


Six percent growth in a flat market


The overall semiconductor market is going to be flat or slightly down this year, but the foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1 per cent.

Apple, Intel and IBM get on GloFlo's SOI bandwagon
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FinFETs and SOI working in different environments

Soitec's CEO and board chairman has raised an eyebrow or two when he said that the iPhone 6s has multiple RF chips built on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates and that Intel and IBM are using the tech for their silicon photonics push.

Rumours confirm GloFlo will develop its own 10nm
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More rumours – this time from the Orient

We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.

Vevo music poaches top Qualcomm exec
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Wednesday, 02 September 2015 17:28

Vevo music poaches top Qualcomm exec


Jon Carvill is now VP of communications   

A rock star PR who worked as a Senior Director of communication at Qualcomm has been poached by the music outfit Vevo.

GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale
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Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:07

GlobalFoundries completes IBM sale


GlobalFoundaries now a significant force

GlobalFoundries has signed off on the purchase of IBM's chip business making it one of chip industries key players and actually filling its bank acount.

Was GloFlo the Troll underneath Skybridge?
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Rumours of knifings

Since AMD canned its Project Skybridge two weeks ago the dark satanic rumour mill has suggested that Globalfoundaries might have had a hand in it.

First Zen Chips will be Quad Core
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:02

First Zen Chips will be Quad Core


What is the sound of four cores clapping?

Some of AMD's first Zen based CPUs and APUs will be quad-core.

Globalfoundries 14nm process has volume production levels
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Licenced by Samsung

Globalfoundries is now getting volume production from the 14nm FinFET technology it licensed from Samsung.

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:22

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans


Still tweaking its gear

GlobalFoundries clarified details of the ramp up of 14nm chip production at fab 8 manufacturing facility in New York.