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Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel and Qualcomm Announced At CES (Updated)
Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel and Qualcomm Announced At CES

Samsung warns of Q4 profit drop, blames unexpectedly low semiconductor demand

Apple isn’t the only smartphone maker steeling itself (and analysts) for disappointing results. Samsung Electronics issued earnings guidance for the final quarter of 2018 today that not only marks its
Nvidia May Tap Samsung for 7nm, Ampere Arrives in 2020

Nvidia May Tap Samsung for 7nm, Ampere Arrives in 2020

There are fresh rumors that Nvidia will tap Samsung for 7nm and build a GPU on that company's process node for 2020. The post Nvidia May Tap Samsung for 7nm, Ampere Arrives in 2020 appeared first on
Intel May Be Finished With Contract Manufacturing

Intel May Be Finished With Contract Manufacturing

There are rumors that Intel may be killing its custom foundry business. The post Intel May Be Finished With Contract Manufacturing appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Intel Announces Major Manufacturing Expansion

Intel Announces Major Manufacturing Expansion

Intel has announced plans for major manufacturing expansions, beginning in 2019. The post Intel Announces Major Manufacturing Expansion appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Cisco to acquire silicon photonics chip maker Luxtera for $660 million

As networks get put under increasing pressure from ever-growing amounts of data, network equipment manufacturers are facing huge challenges to increase data transmissions speeds over further
Nvidia’s limited China connections

Nvidia’s limited China connections

Another round of followups on Nvidia, and then some short news analysis. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of something new – provide your feedback directly to
A Matter of Process: Intel Architecture Day 2018 and the Future of Silicon

A Matter of Process: Intel Architecture Day 2018 and the Future of Silicon

Intel unveiled a great deal of technology and future plans at Architecture Day. Here are our overarching thoughts on the topic. The post A Matter of Process: Intel Architecture Day 2018 and the
On stock prices and Nvidia

On stock prices and Nvidia

Yesterday’s analysis of Nvidia’s challneges triggered a surge of mail from readers. The company has lost about half of its value over the past two months, and has mostly blamed a “crypto hangover” for

Development of world's first vertical gallium oxide transistor through ion implantation doping

Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) demonstrate a vertical Ga2O3
Nvidia’s 50% Plunge From Its Peak May Be Causing a Headache for Softbank’s Vision Fund

Nvidia’s 50% Plunge From Its Peak May Be Causing a Headache for Softbank’s Vision Fund

Softbank may sell off its stake in Nvidia—more than 98 years short of the investment's 100-year vision.
Nvidia’s 50% Plunge From Its Peak May Be Causing a Headache for Softbank’s Vision Fund

Nvidia’s 50% Plunge From Its Peak May Be Causing a Headache for Softbank’s Vision Fund

Softbank may sell off its stake in Nvidia—more than 98 years short of the investment's 100-year vision.
Intel’s 7nm Process, EUV Injection Still on Track

Intel’s 7nm Process, EUV Injection Still on Track

According to Intel, its plans for 7nm remain on track and on schedule, despite significant delays to its 10nm ramp. The post Intel’s 7nm Process, EUV Injection Still on Track appeared first on

New model for assessing the effect of ionizing radiation on microelectronic devices

The main trend in the development of hardware components for digital and analog electronic equipment is to reduce the size of the active regions of diode and transistor structures. This can be
Lam Research CEO quits following misconduct charges

Lam Research CEO quits following misconduct charges

Chief Operating Officer Tim Archer will take over as the Fremont semiconductor company's CEO.
TSMC’s 7nm Node Supposedly Running Below Capacity

TSMC’s 7nm Node Supposedly Running Below Capacity

TSMC's 7nm capacity may not be fully utilized in the first half of 2019, due to order cuts. The post TSMC’s 7nm Node Supposedly Running Below Capacity appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Keeping up with Moore's Law

These days, Moore's Law is not so much a scientific law as an aspiration. The notion that there is a doubling every year of the number of components that can be squeezed on to the same area of
With Spintronics, Intel Sees Efficiency, Density Scaling Far Beyond CMOS

With Spintronics, Intel Sees Efficiency, Density Scaling Far Beyond CMOS

A new research paper from Intel suggests a new path forward for device scaling and lower power computing. We desperately need one. The post With Spintronics, Intel Sees Efficiency, Density Scaling

Imec reports for the first time direct growth of 2-D materials on 300mm wafers

This week, at the 2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presents a 300mm-wafer