Samsung, Intel and Globalfoundries woo HiSilicon
Published in Processors


Outfit looking for second 7nm supplier

HiSilicon Technologies wants another supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips and apparently Samsung, Globalfoundries and Intel are trying to get the Chinese fabless firm's attention.

Zen 2 shapes up for 2019
Published in Processors
Saturday, 30 September 2017 20:11

Zen 2 shapes up for 2019


12nm after 2018 and 7nm for 2019

It looks like it will be 12nm for RyZen's successor in early 2018 and in 2019 AMD is planning Zen's 2 core 7nm based Matisse follow up

AMD moving to GloFo's 12nm LP process in 2018.
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:14

AMD moving to GloFo's 12nm LP process in 2018.


Papermaster makes it official

AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster announced that the company will be moving “graphics and client products” from the Global Foundries14nm LP FinFET process  to the new 12nm LP process in 2018.

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
Monday, 03 July 2017 12:59

Foundries about to enter a golden age


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
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:25

Glofo picks up MediaTek business


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
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 23:20

AMD Navi GPU is based on 7nm process


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
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:31

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge


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
Monday, 07 November 2016 14:16

Glofo thinks 7nm vital for industry


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.