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Samsung: Full speed ahead for 10nm, EUV deploys at the 7nm node

Samsung: Full speed ahead for 10nm, EUV deploys at the 7nm node For the past 12 months, Samsung’s foundry division has occupied a leadership position at the 14nm node.The image above shows why companies continue to claw for EUV lithography, despite its problems, power costs, and vastly increased cooling requirements.

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market

How Intel lost $10 billion — and the mobile market How did Intel manage to spend up to $10 billion dollars and have so little show for it?Three of these companies — GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC — are known as pure-play foundries or merchant foundries.

How Intel lost the mobile market, part 2: the rise and neglect of Atom

How Intel lost the mobile market, part 2: the rise and neglect of Atom The common explanation for why Intel lost the mobile market is that its x86 mobile processors either drew too much power, or weren’t powerful enough compared with their ARM counterparts.Despite being initially starved for resources, 32nm Atom chips were competitive in the midrange mobile market.

Nvidia’s GTX 1080, 1070: Faster than Titan X, at a much lower price

Nvidia’s GTX 1080, 1070: Faster than Titan X, at a much lower price The GTX 1080 is built on Micron’s GDDR5X with a 256-bit memory bus with a 10Gbps transfer rate (GDDR5 tops out at roughly 7.The GTX 1080’s VR performance, on the other hand, is in another category altogether.

AMD announces new Radeon RX 480: VR-ready, at a budget price

AMD announces new Radeon RX 480: VR-ready, at a budget price The new RX 480 is a midrange card that AMD claims will deliver dramatic performance improvements in VR and 3D gaming.The RX 480, which will ship on June 29, is a 14nm GPU built at GlobalFoundries.

Report claims Intel, AMD will both delay next-gen processors to early 2017

Since AMD has no plans to launch a Zen APU this year, there’s no chance that Zen would cut into APU sales, particularly in mobile.The major question from enthusiasts has been when AMD will launch Zen, and the company has been a bit coy on this question.

AMD Radeon RX 480 review: the best $200 GPU you can buy today

AMD Radeon RX 480 review: the best $200 GPU you can buy today The RX 480 is AMD’s first 14nm FinFET GPU and it brings a number of improvements to the table.The RX 480 packs 36 compute units (CUs) with 64 cores per CU and 2304 cores in total.

AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017

AMD reports a strong second quarter on increased console sales, preps Zen for 2017 The total value of that deal was $351 million; AMD has recognized the revenue over multiple quarters.She did, however, say that “We remain on track for volume shipments of our “Zen” server CPU in the first half of 2017.

Intel announces new Kaby Lake: Built on 14nm+, with improved video decode and better top-end frequencies

Intel announces new Kaby Lake: Built on 14nm+, with improved video decode and better top-end frequencies Today, Intel announced its upcoming Kaby Lake hardware refresh.Then again, Anandtech is reporting that 4K Netflix support, when it eventually comes to PCs, may only be available to Kaby Lake owners.

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017

AMD may delay next-gen Vega, confirms Zen on track for Q1 2017 Polaris would arrive in mid-2016, while Vega, the company’s big GPU follow-up, would slip in at the end of the year.If Vega has really been pushed back to May or June, it’s a serious blow to AMD’s graphics strategy.

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices

The great GPU bait-and-switch of summer 2016: AMD, Nvidia official MSRPs don’t reflect real-world prices More than three months after Nvidia officially kicked off the 14nm refresh cycle, GPU prices still running hot.The RX 470 is supposed to sell for $179; the least expensive RX 470 we found was $199, which is where the RX 480 4GB is supposed to sit.

The iPhone 7’s new A10 Fusion: quad-core, high-efficiency, and a more powerful GPU

The iPhone 7’s new A10 Fusion: quad-core, high-efficiency, and a more powerful GPU What we do know is that the new A10 is a quad-core, 3.3-billion transistor CPU (the A9 CPU contained more than two billion transistors) with an estimated 40% performance advantage over A9 (according to Apple).

New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production

New carbon nanotube breakthrough moves them one step closer to mass production One of the critical problems facing carbon nanotubes is the difficulty of putting them precisely where they’re needed.46 G0, which is seven times higher than previous state-of-the-art CNT array FETs made by other methods.

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink

GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink Even more interesting is the fact that the company intends to execute a full node shrink at 7nm, rather than using a hybrid node.A quick word on “full node” versus “hybrid node.

Samsung’s 10nm node, SoCs now in mass production

Samsung’s 10nm node, SoCs now in mass production According to Samsung, its 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) process node will offer “up to 30-percent increase in area efficiency with 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power consumption.” Or this, from the company’s page on its 32nm process node.