Intel comes up with an aggressive manufacturing roadmap
Analysis: Intel 7, Intel 4 Intel 3, and Intel A20 angstrom
The nanometer branding has been quite an inaccurate way to describe the transition size and the performance. After maintaining desktop and especially mobile leadership for the most part with 14nm, Intel is happy to report that the second-generation 10 nm is in heavy volume. 10nm is now represented more than 14nm volume, but Intel decided to change the way it calls its manufacturing processes.
MediaTek sticks to TSMC
Despite being unhappy with 10nm process
MediaTek is not having much luck with getting the yields right for TSMC's 10nm process, but it will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips.
Intel does not believe users will care about processes
14nm, 10nm users will never notice
Chipzilla thinks that users don’t give a monkey’s what process their chip has and will be more interested in its performance, according to a man with long job title.
Samsung and TSMC slug it out over new processes
Begun the Gen.3.14 FinFet wars have
Samsung and TSMC are starting to slug it out introducing Gen.3 14 and 16-nano FinFET system semiconductor processes, but the cost could mean that smartphone makers shy away from the technology in the short term.
Chinese Micron take-over will be tricky
The takeover of the chipmaker Micron by a Chinese government controlled outfit is going to be extremely tricky, warned analysts.
UMC plans speeding up 18nm process development
Will allow Chinese 28nm products
UMC is considering a plan to speed up a shift to the 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan.
Intel downgrades Kittson
Itanium chugs on and but it will be overweight
Chipzilla has been making mutterings about its much neglected Itanium product, which seem to indicate that it will be downgraded to an elderly process
Intel and Cadence come up with 14nm library
Cadence Design and Intel announced that the two companies have hammered out a 14nm (nanometer) library characterization reference flow for customers of Intel Custom Foundry.
Wii to Wii U data transfer process is complex
Once completed, data is deleted from the Wii
ARM inks deal with Globalfoundries
For 20nm and 14nm FinFET technologies