It cost one billion dollars to tape out 7nm chip
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Economy of scale

After months of investigation and multiple conversations with several fellow engineers, and super C level executives in multiple organizations, we learned that it costs over one billion dollars to tape out a 7nm chip.

Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:14

Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages


Rumours from the Far East

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that there could be supply problems with AMD’s 7nm processors and graphics cards.

Xilinx Developer Forum 2019 starts October 1
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:56

Xilinx Developer Forum 2019 starts October 1


Adaptive intelligent world

Last year was the first time that Xilinx held a massive Xilinx Developers forum, and on October 1 and 2, the company plans the annual event over again. Victor Peng, President, and Chief Executive Officer is expected to give us an update on adaptable intelligent world vision.

Apple A13 has 8.5 billion transistors
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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:17

Apple A13 has 8.5 billion transistors


2nd gen 7nm, new architecture

Apple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max come with A13 bionic, the second-generation 7nm process manufactured SoC.

Snapdragon 7th series integrates 5G
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 06 September 2019 21:28

Snapdragon 7th series integrates 5G


It is all about the 7nm and die-area

Wafers are very expensive, especially for the 7nm leading-edge process, and 10nm is not cheap either. If you need to use a device in a battery-operated environment, then power consumption plays a critical role. But Qualcomm thinks that 5G deployment is happening much faster than was the case with 4G and wants to expand the reach to the Snapdragon 700 and even 600 series.

Mate 30 launches on September 19
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Monday, 02 September 2019 11:53

Mate 30 launches on September 19


Global launch in Munich

Huawei Mate 30 will come earlier than most expected. The company has sent out invitations for a global launch on September 19, just slightly more than two weeks from now.

Apple sends out iPhone 2019 invites
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 30 August 2019 10:24

Apple sends out iPhone 2019 invites


September 10, 10 AM PST / 7 PM CET / 6PM BST

Companies like launching new products on Tuesdays and Apple traditionally launches its new iPhone in the September timeframe.

Is AMD Rome burning?
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 10:18

Is AMD Rome burning?


Updated: Will High voltages on AMD's 7nm Ryzen 3000 plague Rome launch?

Today is the day when AMD plans to launch its 7nm datacenter CPU with up to 64 cores, codenamed Rome. As AMD gets ready for it’s most important launch ever today, there is a lot of anticipation and excitement for newfound competition with Intel. Still, well-informed sources are confirming that the Rome default voltages are exceeding TSMC’s 7nm maximum voltage.

First customers getting Versal ACAP
Published in AI
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:59

First customers getting Versal ACAP


7nm first adaptive compute platform


Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal AI core products.

Mediatek announces SoC with an integrated 5G modem
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7nm with ARM's new Cortex-A77 CPU/Mali-G77 GPU

Mediatek has made quite a surprising announcement as its new SoC will be the first to use ARM's new SOC design with Cortex-A77 CPU cores and Mali-G77 GPU, as well as an integrated 5G modem.