Denies rumours it is walking straight to 7nm
Chipzilla has growled at rumours that it is planning to ditch the 10nm production process for its desktop CPUs and was instead set to jump straight from the 14nm+++ lineup into 7nm desktop processors.
B-Bi2Pd needs no magnetic fields
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University describe a superconducting material, B-Bi2Pd, that naturally exists in a quantum state without the additional influence of magnetic fields usually needed for such an effect.
Ampere on life support?
The recent success of AMD’s 7nm 64 core Rome powerhouse is very bad news for ARM's server efforts. Over time, Calxeda and many others failed, and Cavium by Marvell and Ampere don’t seem to be better either. AMD is just jeopardizing last chances for all existing ARM players to make any meaningful footprint on the data center and server market.