10nm, 12nm ULP account for 10 percent of all revenues this year
Over the weekend, TSMC reduced its forecast for global foundry growth in 2017 by roughly two percentage points as a result of elevated inventory in the supply chain, according to company officials.
VRWorks gets DX12 support, ShadowPlay Highlights and more
During its annual Editors Day session in San Francisco, Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of the Geforce product division took the stage to announce the progress the company has made over the past year in the PC gaming industry including the challenges it faces with regards to hardware demands and scaling.
After reaching 11 year low per square-inch
Prices of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers are expected to rise this year thanks to a ramp-up of demand coming from China-based foundries, according to Doris Hsu, chairman and CEO of GlobalWafers.
But laptops / tablets might benefit
It looks like 2017 is going to be a year of 8GB RAM with high-end phones. Most manufacturers support 8GB with their phones and there is a clear trend to add more Random Access Memory to them. Tablets and laptops will benefit, as well.
AMOLED will be big hardware focus next year
Next year, smartphone production volume is expected to grow by 4.5 percent to reach 1.4 billion units, according to the latest market forecast.
2x A73, 4X A53 and 4X A35
MediaTek has started making rather unique chips and its strategy was even followed by some of its competition. Helio X20 / X25 was the world’s first deca-core SoC that did a decent job, but Helio X30 again packs deca-core with an impressive alignment.
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.
BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset
Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.
Early 2017 launch
A lot of people have said that Intel’s third generation 14nm CPU might launch in early 2017 and even Intel calls the Kaby Lake a 2017 platform, in typically elliptic Chipzilla talk.
Developers replacing 2011 sequel with a "re-imagined" game
During its E3 press conference in Los Angeles, Bethesda announced that a reboot of the original Prey (2006) first-person shooter game will be releasing sometime in 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The science-fiction action game shares little similarities with its predecessor and can be described more as a “re-imagining” of the original from the ground up, with cover art very reminiscent of the movie Prometheus.