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Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June

Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June

Intel has announced that it intends to have 7nm in market by 2021 -- and it'll lead on that node with a GPU, not the CPU architectures it has traditionally used. The post Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips
How Intel Is Trying to Win Back Investor Confidence
How Intel Is Trying to Win Back Investor Confidence
A Candid Look at AMD to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

A Candid Look at AMD to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

AMD celebrated its 50th anniversary this week, which means it's time for a bit of retrospective reflection. The post A Candid Look at AMD to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary appeared first on
Q1 2019 Semiconductor Sales Fell By 4th-Largest Decline in 35 Years

Q1 2019 Semiconductor Sales Fell By 4th-Largest Decline in 35 Years

Semiconductor sales slumped hard in Q1 2019. The decline from Q4 2018-Q1 2019 is the fourth-largest in 35 years, which doesn't say great things about the rest of the year. The post Q1 2019
Chiplets Are Both Solution to and Symptom of a Larger Problem

Chiplets Are Both Solution to and Symptom of a Larger Problem

Chiplets are a new method of building microprocessors, but the gains and improvements should be understood in the context of the difficulties they are intended to address. The post Chiplets Are Both
NAND Manufacturers Slash Output as Prices Crater

NAND Manufacturers Slash Output as Prices Crater

NAND manufacturers are slashing production plans for 2019 to stem the bleeding from significant market downturns. The post NAND Manufacturers Slash Output as Prices Crater appeared first on

Samsung invests in logic chip R&D to take on Qualcomm and TSMC

Samsung's chip division is its most lucrative, but memory chip prices are falling and the company's overall operating profits are slipping. In response, Samsung just announced a $116 billion
Larger, Hybrid Optical CPUs Could Eclipse Silicon Designs

Larger, Hybrid Optical CPUs Could Eclipse Silicon Designs

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough towards building hybrid electro-optical systems with chip-level integration of optical components. The post Larger, Hybrid Optical CPUs Could Eclipse

Semiconductor scientists discover effect that was thought impossible

A physical effect known as superinjection underlies modern light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. For decades this effect was believed to occur only in semiconductor heterostructures—that is,

Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

An Arizona-based semiconductor supplier will purchase GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing plant in the Hudson Valley, adding 150 new jobs and preserving hundreds of others as part of a $720
The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot

The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot

Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s
AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Is Coming. What Kind of CPU Improvements Should You Expect?

AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Is Coming. What Kind of CPU Improvements Should You Expect?

AMD's third-generation CPUs based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture are coming, but what kind of CPU advances will the company ship? The post AMD’s Zen 2 Architecture Is Coming. What Kind of CPU
TSMC Completes 5nm Node Design, Node in Risk Production

TSMC Completes 5nm Node Design, Node in Risk Production

TSMC has completed the design work for its 5nm node. The node itself is in early risk production. The post TSMC Completes 5nm Node Design, Node in Risk Production appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Report: TSMC 7nm Utilization Improves on Orders From AMD, HiSilicon

Report: TSMC 7nm Utilization Improves on Orders From AMD, HiSilicon

TSMC has reportedly improved its 7nm capacity utilization following a drop earlier in the year. AMD, HiSilicon are said to be responsible. The post Report: TSMC 7nm Utilization Improves on Orders
Samsung Gives First-Ever Earnings Warning as Semiconductor Troubles Mount

Samsung Gives First-Ever Earnings Warning as Semiconductor Troubles Mount

Samsung issued its first-ever profit warning. Weak economic indicators, the ongoing US trade war with China, and the collapse of memory sales have collectively hit the company hard. The post Samsung
Nvidia Has a Cheap A.I.-Focused Computer for the Do-it-Yourself Crowd

Nvidia Has a Cheap A.I.-Focused Computer for the Do-it-Yourself Crowd

It costs less than $100 and can run on batteries.
Nvidia Has a Cheap A.I.-Focused Computer for the Do-it-Yourself Crowd

Nvidia Has a Cheap A.I.-Focused Computer for the Do-it-Yourself Crowd

It costs less than $100 and can run on batteries.
Why Intel’s Graphics Card Turf War With Nvidia and AMD Turned to Open Standards

Why Intel’s Graphics Card Turf War With Nvidia and AMD Turned to Open Standards

The chipmaker is using its dominant position in processors to catch up with its two graphics cards rivals.
Why Intel’s Graphics Card Turf War With Nvidia and AMD Turned to Open Standards

Why Intel’s Graphics Card Turf War With Nvidia and AMD Turned to Open Standards

The chipmaker is using its dominant position in processors to catch up with its two graphics cards rivals.