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Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production

Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production

Mainland China's most advanced foundry has begun 14nm risk production, with revenue contribution expected by the end of this year. The post Chinese Foundry SMIC Begins 14nm Production appeared first

The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants

With the end of Moore’s Law, new semiconductors are required for a cloud-native, data-dominated, AI-powered, IoT world. The rise of new players will put silicon back into Silicon Valley.

Why chipmaker Broadcom is spending big bucks for aging enterprise software companies

Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools
How Are Process Nodes Defined?

How Are Process Nodes Defined?

We talk about process nodes a lot at ExtremeTech, but we don't always drill down into how nodes are defined or how they differ between manufacturers. Let's fix that. The post How Are Process Nodes
Micron opens modern new north San Jose campus amid growth spurt

Micron opens modern new north San Jose campus amid growth spurt

Micron's new campus represents a major feather in the cap for San Jose, which has been on a hot streak lately in terms of attracting major tech operations.

Samsung posts 55.6% drop in second-quarter profit as it copes with weak demand and a trade dispute

As it forecast earlier this month, Samsung reported a steep drop in its second-quarter earnings due to lower market demand for chips and smartphones. The company said its second-quarter operating
AMD Ryzen 7nm CPUs May Not Hit Maximum Boost Frequency on All Cores

AMD Ryzen 7nm CPUs May Not Hit Maximum Boost Frequency on All Cores

AMD's 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs may not be able to hit their boost frequencies on every CPU core. This is a departure from previous clocking methods on CPUs, but does it actually represent a problem? The
Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor

Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor

Rumors of Apple moving to ARM are rife again, but there's at least one significant roadblock standing in the way. The post Apple Could Switch to ARM, But Replacing Xeon Is No Simple Endeavor appeared
Apple doles out $1B for most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple doles out $1B for most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple said Thursday it will acquire the majority of the assets of Intel's smartphone modem business in a deal worth $1 billion that is designed to help Apple develop its own chipsets for the next
Apple said to be nearing $1 billion deal to buy Intel’s smartphone modem chip business

Apple said to be nearing $1 billion deal to buy Intel’s smartphone modem chip business

Apple, in an effort to have more command over the components that power the iPhone, is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to acquire Intel's smartphone-modem chip business for at least $1 billion.
Apple Reportedly in Advance Talks to Buy Intel’s Modem Division

Apple Reportedly in Advance Talks to Buy Intel’s Modem Division

Just under nine years ago, the semiconductor giant reached a deal with Infineon to buy its modem business and expand into that market. Now, rumors suggest Intel may sell the unit to Apple. The post
Samsung-Backed Researchers Debut Ternary Semiconductor Design

Samsung-Backed Researchers Debut Ternary Semiconductor Design

It's possible to build a computer that uses three discrete values for computing rather than just two. South Korean researchers, backed by Samsung, have created such a device and demonstrated it can be
Trump’s war on Huawei risks hobbling US innovation

Trump’s war on Huawei risks hobbling US innovation

Why a plan to undermine China's tech giant may be backfiring.
Intel Acknowledges It Was ‘Too Aggressive’ With Its 10nm Plans

Intel Acknowledges It Was ‘Too Aggressive’ With Its 10nm Plans

Intel has admitted that its own 10nm shortfall happened as a result of overly aggressive positioning on its part. 7nm, however, is still just two years away according to the company. The post Intel
Japan’s doing to Samsung what the US did to Huawei. But why?

Japan’s doing to Samsung what the US did to Huawei. But why?

The roots of this spat go back to World War II.

Intel’s New CEO Blames Years-Long Chip Delay on Being Too ‘Aggressive’

CEO Bob Swan says the company has learned its lesson and improved its culture, in an interview at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference.

Intel’s New CEO Blames Years-Long Chip Delay on Being Too ‘Aggressive’

CEO Bob Swan says the company has learned its lesson and improved its culture, in an interview at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference.
Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 Cores

Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 Cores

Intel has announced a much-expanded version of its Loihi processor, with up to 64 cores and 8M neurons in a single system. The post Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 Cores
Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree

Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree

What's the current state of Moore's Law? Depends very much on who you ask -- which may be a sign of a problem, in and of itself. The post Is Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even
Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic

Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic

Jim Keller, who joined Intel last year after stints at AMD, Apple, and Tesla, says Moore's law isn't dead, but needs a new, broader interpretation.