AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:05

AMD x86 16-core ZEN APU to fight Core i7


Greenland APU gives it the necessary firepower

AMD mini cores and modular designs backed by HBM graphics and the upcoming Greenland GPU core might be a winning combination for AMD.

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:04

AMD Greenland 2016 is a 14nm GPU


Focused on low power

Greenland is the successor of Fiji, and we don’t think it will be radically new core. The main goal for Greenland is to bring more performance per watt to AMD GPUs in 2016. 

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:22

GlobalFoundries clarifies 14nm plans


Still tweaking its gear

GlobalFoundries clarified details of the ramp up of 14nm chip production at fab 8 manufacturing facility in New York.

GlobalFoundries surprises with 14nm announcement
Published in Processors


Thanks to Samsung

GlobalFoundries has started its ramp up in production of 14nm technology and it is mostly thanks to its partnership with Samsung.

Galaxy S6 gutted, plenty of chips inside
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 06 April 2015 12:08

Galaxy S6 gutted, plenty of chips inside


Samsung 333 modem too

It was just a matter of time before we saw Samsung's Galaxy S6 inside out, to find what are the parts that are powering the latest Korean flagship. 

Skylake Mobile Celerons coming in Q4 15
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:50

Skylake Mobile Celerons coming in Q4 15


Pentium, Core M, Core i3, i5 and i7 too

It looks like Intel will be ready with Celeron and Pentium versions of Skylake before the end of the year. 

Intel Compute Stick comes with Skylake-Y
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 09:08

Intel Compute Stick comes with Skylake-Y


As well as Broadwell and Atoms

Intel recently showcased its Compute Stick, and this marks the emergence of a new niche for chipmaker. As you can imagine, it's a proper PC, but it's roughly the size of a Cromecast HDMI stick. 

Intel and Cadence come up with 14nm library
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:13

Intel and Cadence come up with 14nm library


More collaboration

Cadence Design and Intel announced that the two companies have hammered out a 14nm (nanometer) library characterization reference flow for customers of Intel Custom Foundry.

Samsung's in-house modem developed over 7 years
Published in Mobiles


San Diego born and raised

Samsung's Exynos 7240 is a little miracle, and being the first mobile 14nm SoC in the market has its own benefits. 

The fact that Samsung 14nm SoC works surprised the industry
Published in Processors


No one expected such good yields

We found out one rather interesting story at the Mobile World Congress and it sheds more light on Samsung's decision to use Exynos SoCs for most markets instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810.