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TSMC starts construction of 3nm fab

After its previous $4 billion investment to meet the demand for 7nm and 5nm, there are reports of another $19.5 billion from TSMC to build a new 3nm factory in Taiwan by 2020.  TSMC has been one of the companies at the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing, investing in factories for its …

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Intel officially announces Tremont microarchitecture

Intel officially announced its new 10nm ULP x86 microarchitecture  – Tremont. This new microarchitecture will be at the core of Intel’s Lakefield chipsets, planned to be used in servers, IoT devices, laptops, 5G networking, and tablets, like the Surface Neo. Yesterday, in Santa Clara, California, at the Linley Fall Processor …

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Samsung reveals the Exynos 990 SoC

Samsung announced the company’s new SoC, the Exynos 990, alongside the new 5G Exynos Modem 5123. Both are planned to be used, in 2020, with the Samsung Galaxy S11 and other devices from the company. At Samsung Tech Day, the company showed the upcoming flagship chipset, the Exynos 990. The …

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NordVPN, TorGuard and VikingVPN were hacked

Not only one, but three VPN providers had security breaches since 2017, but are only acknowledging it now. NordVPN seems to have been hit the hardest, but TorGuard and VikingVPN also admitted breaches. NordVPN, one of the most well-known VPN provider, had confirmed a security breach in early 2018. At fault, …

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