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
Friday, 27 February 2015 12:00

TSMC pulls off EUV on 1000 wafers


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
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:41

AMD Fiji HBM limited to 4GB stacked memory


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
Friday, 06 February 2015 08:39

Qualcomm reportedly tweaks Snapdragon 810


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
Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:03

Shield Tablet with Tegra X1 coming soon


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
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:26

TMSC eying Apple for 16nm chips


Apple A9 or A10 we wonder

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

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:15

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production



First designs tape out in late 2015



Late Q2 or early Q3

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:44

TSMC does better than expected

Mobile still going strong