iPhone 6S has A9 from TSMC or Samsung
Published in Processors

16nm FinFET or 14nm Samsung

There has been a lot of talk whether the Apple's A9 SoC comes from Samsung or TSMC and it turns out that Apple uses both.

iPhone 6S A9 processor gets to 1.8GHz
Published in Processors

 China's regulatory agency says so, so it must be true

Last year's iPhone was shipping with 20nm Apple A8 processor clocked at two times 1.4GHz and now it seems that the A9 works at two times 1.8 GHz. 

Samsung making HBM 2 memory in 2016
Published in Graphics

The future of graphics

High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) will define the future of graphics and it looks like Samsung will be ready to release products using the technology soon.

Nvidia Pascal GPU has 17 billion transistors
Published in Graphics

Exclusive: Pascal has a Killer performance

Pascal technology will have as many as 17 billion transistors under the bonnet, Fuzilla can exclusively reveal. 

TSMC expects 10nm volume production in 2017
Published in Processors

Moore’s Law alive and kicking

TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017. 

TSMC to get majority of Apple A9 business
Published in Processors

16nm process might be a better choice than Samsung’s 14nm

TSMC is reportedly getting the majority of Apple A9 orders, which would be a big coup for the company. 

Qualcomm talks Snapdragon 820 at MWC 2015
Published in Processors

With custom 64-bit CPU core

While some of the first devices based on the Snapdragon 810 are about to hit the global market, Qualcomm has decided to unveil some the first details regarding its next big thing at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the Snapdragon 820 SoC.

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory
Published in Graphics

Cannot fit more on 2.5D interposer

In early January we heard a thing or two about an AMD card codenamed Fiji, the one that comes with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). 

TMSC to invest $16 billion in advanced chip factory
Published in Processors

To boost 16nm FinFet and beyond 

Reuters carried a rather interesting announcement about TSMC, the maker of most SoCs and GPUs we care about.

TMSC eying Apple for 16nm chips
Published in Mobiles

Apple A9 or A10 we wonder

It looks like 2015 iPhones will be getting 14nm SoC chips manufactured by Samsung and GlobalFoundries.