Apple already working on iPhone 8S
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:13

Apple already working on iPhone 8S

The churn  never stops

It seems that one of three Apple chip design teams is already pretty well advanced with a design for an iPhone 8S.

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.

TSMC expects to see a 10 percent revenue growth
Published in Processors
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:17

TSMC expects to see a 10 percent revenue growth


2016 was not so bad

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see a 10 percent revenue increase in 2016.

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:39

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge


It’s the takeover tango - one more time

I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.

Rumors that Intel will make Apple’s chips gain momentum
Published in Processors


But not until at least 2018

It is starting to look like the rumors that Intel is going to start making Apple’s mobile chip are actually true – despite a lack of official confirmation from anyone.

TSMC suffers from Intel baseband slow down
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:35

TSMC suffers from Intel baseband slow down


From feast to famine... er rather nice dinner with wine

TSMC's 28nm processes have been flat out lately but it seems that Intel's slowing down of orders for baseband chips are going to cause a slight drop in sales in the fourth quarter.

Nvidia Parker has Denver 2 with Pascal
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 10:16

Nvidia Parker has Denver 2 with Pascal


Created with automotives in mind

Danny Shapiro,  Nvidia's Senior Director of Automotives, has revealed a few details about the "Parker", Nvidia’s Newest SOC for Autonomous Vehicles. 

Apple might turn to Intel for foundry work
Published in Processors
Thursday, 18 August 2016 15:02

Apple might turn to Intel for foundry work


Keeping TSMC clean

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Intel is going to start making some of the fruity cargo cult Apple’s chipsets.

TSMC secures chip orders for Apple's A11 SoC family
Published in News


10nm chips for iPhone lineup in 2017

On Monday, industry sources within Apple’s supply chain confirmed that TSMC has secured orders to produce the company’s Apple’s “A11” family of chips for the eleventh-generation iPhone launch expected sometime in about a year from now, around the fall of 2017.

Intel to re-enter foundry business
Published in News
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:31

Intel to re-enter foundry business

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.