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450mm silicon wafers aren’t happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

450mm silicon wafers aren’t happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

Multiple members of the G450C -- an organization devoted to researching and commercializing 450mm wafer technology -- have declared their intent to exit the program. 450mm wafers have been on life
Samsung’s foundry business, upcoming 10nm designs offsets its catastrophic Note 7 losses

Samsung’s foundry business, upcoming 10nm designs offsets its catastrophic Note 7 losses

Samsung's semiconductor business is the star of the company's 2016. Not only has revenue jumped the last two years, this relatively small division cranks out a disproportionate amount of Samsung's
Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

Intel has announced it will finish Fab 42 and bring the facility online at the 7nm node. It expects to have the plant operational by 2020 - 2021. The post Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona,
Low 10nm processor yields could delay high-end smartphone

Low 10nm processor yields could delay high-end smartphone

Newer doesn’t always mean better, especially when it actually makes things worse. For all the benefits that the new 10 nm FinFET manufacturing process has for making silicon, it could put a dent in
Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few
Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

Microsoft's Project Scorpio isn't just a huge leap ahead for the Xbox One. Microsoft is showing game demos that could put its newest console on par with some high-end PCs, for a fraction of the price.
Wearables, AI to benefit from MIT’s new super low-power chip

Wearables, AI to benefit from MIT’s new super low-power chip

Researchers have developed a low-power chip that promises to significantly reduce speech recognition energy demands, paving the way for further miniaturization of artificial intelligence (AI). India’s
Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond

Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond

Samsung, TSMC, GlobalFoundries, and Intel all have major technology ramps scheduled for the next four years. Here's what is coming down the pipe. The post Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung,

Samsung creates own contract chip manufacturing division, competes with TSMC

It probably doesn’t surprise anybody that Samsung has now created a new division for contract chip manufacturing. The Korean giant has been making its own chips under the Exynos brand, but lately
Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond

Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond

Samsung has announced its own plans for foundry tech ramp-ups and rollouts, beginning immediately and stretching over the next four years. From EUV and fully-depleted silicon to HBM2 and new packaging
Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones

Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones

Intel is being sued by Brazilian smartphone and device manufacturer Qbex, over allegations that the company deliberately sold faulty SoFIA smartphone SoCs and failed to fix them within a reasonable
GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

GlobalFoundries announced early 7nm availability, with volume shipments beginning in the back half of next year. The company is promising impressive gains compared with 14nm with up to 40 percent
Apple’s 2018 iPhone’s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Apple’s 2018 iPhone’s key parts may be made by its arch-rival

Samsung will once again produce the processors Apple needs for the company’s best selling product according to a report from Korea. This move would place Samsung’s chipmaking factories back in line
ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone

ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone

ASML took a significant step towards bringing EUV lithography to market this week, but the company hedged its bets in its announcement. The post ASML Claims Major EUV Lithography Milestone appeared
iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

iPhone 2018: Samsung chip win leak comes under attack

When it comes to making the beating heart of the iPhone, competition between chip-makers is fierce, and 2018 looks set to be no different. Despite reports that Samsung will sneak back into the 2018
Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years

Samsung has an ambitious plan to triple its server market share in just five years, but can the company pull it off? The post Samsung Wants to Triple Its Foundry Market Share in Just 5 Years appeared
Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Ice Lake CPU, 10nm Schedule

Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Ice Lake CPU, 10nm Schedule

Details on Intel's next-next-generation chip have leaked. Say hello to Ice Lake. The post Details Leak on Intel’s Upcoming Ice Lake CPU, 10nm Schedule appeared first on ExtremeTech.
New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

Movidius' new Myriad X packs a specialized deep neural network engine, more of the company's vision processing SHAVE CPU cores, and expanded interconnect support, all while sticking to the Myriad 2's
Samsung Announces New 11nm Process, Targets EUV Ramp in 2018

Samsung Announces New 11nm Process, Targets EUV Ramp in 2018

Samsung is introducing a new process node and still pushing ahead with EUV rollouts. Will the long-delayed manufacturing technology finally enter production in the next few years? The post Samsung
AMD Will Use ‘New’ GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs

AMD Will Use ‘New’ GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs

GlobalFoundries has announced a new 12nm node, and AMD is planning to use it starting in 2018. The post AMD Will Use ‘New’ GlobalFoundries 12nm Node for Future CPUs, GPUs appeared first on