FinFETs and SOI working in different environments
Soitec's CEO and board chairman has raised an eyebrow or two when he said that the iPhone 6s has multiple RF chips built on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates and that Intel and IBM are using the tech for their silicon photonics push.
Teaming up with Big Blue Power
Big Blue has launched a line of Power processor-based, Linux-tuned machines which are helped out by Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs.
Silicon's days could be numbered
Big Blue Researchers have discovered a way to replace silicon semiconductors with carbon nanotube transistors and think that the development will push the industry past Moore's law limits.
More rumours – this time from the Orient
We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.
We don't need no outsiders
AMD spin off Globalfoundaries is apparently doing rather well and developed its own 7nm and 10nm fabrication processes.
IBM has announced a new Linux-only mainframe aimed at both ends of the enterprise market.
Reaching limbo levels
IBM revenues fell for the 13th quarter and missed the fairly low expectations of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street.
That is what they were buying
IBM has flogged its fabrication plants to GlobalFoundries and what the outfit might be getting is the fruits of its 7nm processing research.
Nvidia Tesla K80 gets a job with the suits
Biggish Blue has added an option for its SoftLayer product which adds Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU acceleration in the cloud