Undercutting the Dutch
Canon plans to price its new chipmaking gear at a fraction of the cost of ASML Holding NV's best lithography machines.
Big win for Europe
A moment ago, Intel´s CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the start of high-volume manufacturing on the Intel 4 process technology at Fab 34 in Leixlip, Ireland.
China no longer depends on Dutch or US tech
Huawei is now able to create chips using extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) which means that it finally has a foot in the door of serious chip development.
Speeds up to 24Gbps
The South Korean giant has announced its newer flagship GPUs are about to get 16Gb GDDR6 memory which can manage up to 24Gbps with the wind behind it.
A new $400 million machine will become flagship
ASML which makes the other chip-making gear that chipmakers depend on is rolling out a new prototype machine which it hopes will be its new flagship.
Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple
TSMC has announced that it is doing a test production of 5nm EUV chips, but real production starts in 2020. A long-term investigation leads us to believe that most chips launching in the latter part of this year or early next year will, unlike the UK, remain on 7nm.
Chips are 25 percent smaller and 20 percent more power efficient
Samsung has announced that it has completed development of a 5nm semiconductor process using its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.
Mobile World Congress will show the depth of its success
The Mobile World Congress is expected to show how well TSMC’s EUV-based process is doing at attracting customers.
ULV for the first ever 7nm chip
Cristiano Amon told us not so long ago that Samsung and Qualcomm are now big friends and allies, and confirmed that Samsung will be working with Qualcomm on current and future phones. Now, both companies have announced that Snapdragon 5G chipset will be using Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV process.
The one after Snapdragon 845
Korean based Etnews has mentioned that Qualcomm 7nm manufacturing has been a big win for TSMC while two other US and China customers chose Samsung’s 7nm. TSMC traditionially have dibs on Nvidia and MediaTek too.