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.
On Monday, Sony unveiled two new PlayStation 4 consoles set to debut on September 15th and November 10th, one designed as a slim refresh of the original console from November 2013, and the second as a mid-generation upgrade featuring 4K video output, HDR support and a redesigned GPU based on AMD Polaris, but lacking a 4K Blu-ray disc drive.
Featuring A10 Fusion 16nm processor, depth-mapping camera lenses
On Wednesday morning, Apple took the wraps off its tenth-generation iPhone lineup, now formally known as “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus”.
Higher-priced model uses Skylake, lower-priced uses Kaby Lake
During a press event before the IFA tradeshow in Berlin this week (September 4th – 7th), Asus announced two 2-in-1 detachable notebooks that take direct aim at Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup.
Third generation 14nm+ notebooks starting in September
Over the past months, we have written bits and pieces of information about Intel’s Kaby Lake, its third-generation 14nm architecture which officially debuted on Tuesday.
Last week Canon launched its fourth-generation 5D DSLR camera, the first of its kind to offer Wi-Fi connectivity and 4K video capture support. The device features a 30.4-megapixel sensor, a wide native ISO range between 100 and 32,000, improved scene detection, and a second-generation autofocus system that expands coverage across a frame.
Release may coincide with Windows 10 “Redstone 2” build
This year’s IFA conference in Berlin may well include an official announcement from the mighty Microsoft about its second-generation smartphone lineup, the Surface Phone series.
1800R and 1500R curvature, 125 percent of sRGB color spectrum
On Monday, Samsung announced three additions to its PC display panel lineup featuring the first Quantum Dot materials that the company has ever applied outside of its TV lineup.
Panel orders drop by 20 percent, chip orders by 15 percent
On Friday, the Nikkei Asian Review journal published a story hinting that some of Apple’s part suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components. Some forecasts are now cutting total iPhone production for the July to December period by five percent, from 120 million down to 114 million.
Plan draws backfire from Silicon Valley technology groups
Earlier this week, a few US-based civil society groups joined Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google to petition an optional Department of Homeland Security proposal to collect social media identifier information on the I-94W forms of visitors entering the country.