Taiwanese manufacturers show strong June growth
Published in News


Up, up and away

A tranche of hardware makers on the island of Taiwan have released figures that show they were on a roll in June.

Foundries about to enter a golden age
Published in News


Globalfoundries will remain golden while all around is dark


Globalfoundries CEO Sanjay Jha claims that the semiconductor industry will enter a golden age in the next decade.

Glofo picks up MediaTek business
Published in Processors


22nm FD-SOI


MediaTek is considering placing chip orders with Globalfoundries using the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology.

IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
Published in Processors


Will cost about the same as 10nm

IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm  transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.

AMD Navi GPU is based on 7nm process
Published in Graphics


Vega to use 14nm and 14nm+

During its 2017 Financial Analyst Day, AMD revealed a bit more information about its future GPU plans. The next Navi GPU will be based on a 7nm manufacturing process.

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge
Published in Processors


10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer

AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas. 

Glofo thinks 7nm vital for industry
Published in News


IBM purchase cleared the way


GlobalFoundry’s CTO has said that the industry needs 7nm and its recent IBM purchase is helping him build up a new cunning plan for the technology.

Globalfoundries China 12 inch fab stalled
Published in Processors


Chinese government says no

The Chinese government has stepped in to put a Globalfoundries joint venture 12-inch fab project on ice.

Navi is 7nm and will appear late 2018 early 2019
Published in Graphics


Next, next generation

Vega 10 will evolve to Vega 20 in 2017 and 2018 and this will be AMD’s next big thing.  It is codenamed Navi and will be a 7nm FinFET GlobalFoundries product that should surface in late 2018 or early 2019.

GloFo confirms it will skip 10nm
Published in Processors


Go directly to 7nm do not past 10nm or collect $200

Globalfoundries has announced it is ignoring 10nm and will go directly to the 7nm FinFET chip production by early 2018.