Exclusive details on AMD's Zen
Published in Processors

No more shared FPU per two cores

Our well informed industry sources have shared a few more details about the AMD's 2016 Zen cores and not it appears that the architecture won't use the shared FPU like Bulldozer. 

Snapdragon 820 has 14nm custom core
Published in Mobiles

Shipping in devices in early 2016

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 will have a 14nm custom core and break with tradition and come out early next year.

TSMC moves to 16nm FinFET
Published in Processors

Promises an aggressive ramp-up

TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu has announced his outfit has begun volume shipment of chips based on its 16-nm FinFET manufacturing process.

Skylake-S Core i7 6700K at 4GHz comes in Q3 2015
Published in Processors

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
Published in Processors

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
Published in Processors

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
Published in News

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
Published in Processors

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
Published in Processors

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
Published in Processors

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.