Skylake-S Core i7 6700K at 4GHz comes in Q3 2015
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August launch

We got a recent update on the Intel latest Skylake-S a CPU that is set to replace the Core i7 4790K at the high end performance crown place.

Sofia, Bulgaria
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Have they looked down the back of the SoFIA?

Chipzilla has been hinting that the design for its Intel's 28nm SoFIA 4G application processor is ready for mass production but a rumour from the Far East suggests that it will not be launched until the beginning of next year.

Intel IDF 2015 to take place on August 18th
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Expect Skylake and more

It has been a public secret that Intel was planning to pull in the Intel Developers Forum to August 2015. 

UMC plans speeding up 18nm process development
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Will allow Chinese 28nm products

UMC is considering a plan to speed up a shift to the 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan.

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:50

Spreadtrum guns for 14nm FinFET


Piggy backing on Intel foundry

China's Spreadtrum, which is tied to Intel's foundry business, is gunning for 14nm FinFET, with sights set on 10nm.

Zen is 40 percent faster than Excavator
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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 21:04

Zen is 40 percent faster than Excavator


2016, FinFET 14nm product

AMD is in the middle of the financial conference call and update where Lisa Su, Mark Papermaster and a few others are talking about AMD between now and 2017. 

AMD has three new desktop 14nm parts in 2016
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After 28/32nm comes 14nm Zen line

AMD has an update for investors and this information was supposed to get to them at the financial conference call scheduled for May. It got out a bit earlier than that and gave us some insight into AMD's plans for 2016.

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:05

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7


Greenland APU gives it the necessary firepower

AMD mini cores and modular designs backed by HBM graphics and the upcoming Greenland GPU core might be a winning combination for AMD.

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:04

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU


Focused on low power

Greenland is the successor of Fiji, and we don’t think it will be radically new core. The main goal for Greenland is to bring more performance per watt to AMD GPUs in 2016. 

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:22

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans


Still tweaking its gear

GlobalFoundries clarified details of the ramp up of 14nm chip production at fab 8 manufacturing facility in New York.