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. 

Samsung's processing leap was corporate espionage
Published in Processors

CommonWealth claims

A magazine claims that Samsung’s leapfrog over TSMC to become the 14nm provider of choice is as a direct result of corporate spying. 

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.

TSMC pulls off EUV on 1000 wafers
Published in Processors

Exposes itself

Chipmaking gear maker ASML has told the world that that its customer TSMC has exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day. 

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). 

Qualcomm reportedly tweaks Snapdragon 810
Published in Processors

Overheating issue resolved, or so they say

Qualcomm and TSMC have reportedly worked out overheating issues on the Snapdragon 810. 

Shield Tablet with Tegra X1 coming soon
Published in Mobiles

By the end of March

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Nvidia is working on a new iteration of the Shield tablet. 

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.

First designs tape out in late 2015

Late Q2 or early Q3