More attractive ARMs
Today we said how ARM server maker Cavium had acquired Qlogic and it has announced its first ARM based servers with Gigabyte. But it It looks like Cavium will get some serious competition as Qualcomm plans to release its own 10nm server chips.
Headed for the Galaxy Note 6
Samsung has unveiled its 10-nanometer LPDDR4 6GB mobile DRAM which is probably heading for the much rumoured Galaxy Note 6 in August this year.
830 and 828 in 10nm FinFET
We already expected a Snapdragon 823 which would be a faster version of MSM98996, better known as Snapdragon 820. Now the recent leak indicates that there might be a 828 and 830 coming later this year using the 10nm FinFET process.
Exclusive: Launched by the year's end
There has been a leak about the Snapdragon 823, or a successor to Snapdragon 820, which will be more than just a faster version – our well-placed industry sources have confirmed that Qualcomm plans to use the 10nm process on the new chip late in 2016.
Improved data and power rates
Samsung has started mass production of "the industry's first 10nm, 8-Gb DDR4 DRAM chips," and memory modules based upon them.
Despite rumours of delay
Chipzilla has said that a job advert which implied that it would not be using the 10nm process for two years was inaccurate and confirmed that it is on track for a 2017 release.
Puts all 10nm eggs in TSMC’s basket
Fruity cargo cult Apple has turned on its partner Samsung and given the contract to produce 10-nano application processors (AP) to TSMC.
Half of R&D spent on new processing
More than half of the IC foundries combined R&D budgets are being spent researching 10nm, according to Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu.
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.