Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 November 2015 14:21

Intel loses LG’s Nuclun 2 to TSMC


Low production capacity

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Intel will not be getting the work for LG’s Nuclun 2 because it lacks the production capacity.

Intel does not need PCs for growth
Published in Processors
Friday, 20 November 2015 10:44

Intel does not need PCs for growth


Predicts it can make its cash elsewhere


Intel said 2016 sales will climb in the "mid single-digit" percent range and said it didn’t need a buoyant personal-computer market to make piles of dosh.

Samsung develops 10nm FinFET S-RAM
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:57

Samsung develops 10nm FinFET S-RAM


Ahead of Intel and TSMC

Samsung appears to have stolen a march on Intel and TSMC by coming up with a 10-nano FinFET processed S-RAM

Officially released, Kirin 950 can manage 2.53 GHz
Published in Mobiles


Cortex A72 with 16nm TSMC FinFET

Huawei, the company that is probably the hardest to pronounce in tech has officially unveiled its Kirin 950 first FinFET 16nm based processor. 

Foundries ask customers to switch to 12 inch wafers
Published in Processors


Size matters


Foundries are asking LCD driver clients to upgrade to 12-inch process to provide a stable supply for analogue ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs, car-use chips, MEMS and other niche-market products.

LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:19

LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016


Will add an Intel LTE-A modem

LG has been trying to make and launch a decent inhouse SoC. The first attempt was a limited success and now the company plans a successor –  the LG Nuclun 2 to launch in 2016.

TSMC says no to chip growth
Published in Processors
Friday, 16 October 2015 12:05

TSMC says no to chip growth


Life gets more disappointing


Chipmaker TSMC says that chip growth this year will be nothing.

Samsung cutting prices on 14nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:52

Samsung cutting prices on 14nm FinFET


Begun the price wars have 

It is starting to look like a price war is brewing at the higher end of chip production, with Samsung already negotiating price cuts.

TSMC releases low-power 16nm FinFET
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:27

TSMC releases low-power 16nm FinFET


More compact process

TSMC has quietly rolled out a compact, low-power version of its 16nm FinFET fabrication process.

Foundry market growing
Published in Processors
Monday, 12 October 2015 13:12

Foundry market growing


Six percent growth in a flat market


The overall semiconductor market is going to be flat or slightly down this year, but the foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1 per cent.