Cash spent at three plants
GlobalFoundries will invest $1.4 billion this year to raise output at three factories in the United States, Singapore and Germany.
Maltese cross over
GlobalFoundries laying off more than 400 workers at its Fab 8 computer chip factory in Malta last year may have benefited Intel.
If they can make chips there, they can make them anywhere
Globalfoundries and ON Semiconductor have entered into a definitive agreement for ON Semi to acquire a 300mm fab located in East Fishkill, New York.
Both TSMC don’t worry about GloFo
The news that GlobalFoundries is walking away from 7nm manufacturing brought a lot of uncertainty to AMD’s roadmap and Mark Papermaster the CTO of the company has just posted a blog comforting investors and assuring customers that both CPU and GPU designs at 7nm are in safe hands at TSMC.
Way too early for that
Sorry to disappoint AMD fans but the new_chip.gfx10.mmSUPER_SECRET.enable [0: 0] is not Navi, as that is unlikely to show in 2018.
The one after Snapdragon 845
Korean based Etnews has mentioned that Qualcomm 7nm manufacturing has been a big win for TSMC while two other US and China customers chose Samsung’s 7nm. TSMC traditionially have dibs on Nvidia and MediaTek too.
Up, up and away
A tranche of hardware makers on the island of Taiwan have released figures that show they were on a roll in June.
Will cost about the same as 10nm
IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.
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.
Exclusive: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24 and 32 core versions
Zen-based Opteron processors should appear by mid-2017 and our deep throats have revealed that there will be three different sockets. Not only that, the entry level Zen based processors will come in four or eight Zen core configurations and they will use the SP4r2 BGA socket. AMD has been developing them under the Snowy Owl codename.