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AMD: We are actively designing 14nm FinFET chips

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday confirmed for the first time that it is actively designing several chips that will be made using 14nm FinFET process technology. The announcement from AMD indicates that the company will manufacture its new chips either at GlobalFoundries or Samsung Electronics, not at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing …

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AMD could use GlobalFoundries’ SHP process technology for GPUs

Although Advanced Micro Devices wants to cease using special process technologies for its products in order to cut-down their manufacturing and development costs, it looks like next year the company will have to use GlobalFoundries’ 28nm super high-performance (SHP) technology for its Radeon graphics processors in order to ensure their …

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Lite-On Group readies new brand for affordable SSDs

Lite-On Group, a large conglomerate of hardware manufacturers, is working on a new lineup of inexpensive solid-state drives. The new Zeta family of SSDs will be based on inexpensive controllers as well as on NAND flash memory from SK Hynix, which is pretty rare on the market of retail storage …

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AMD may roll-out GCN successor in 2016

Advanced Micro Devices may introduce its all-new graphics architecture in late 2015 and then ramp it up in 2016. At least, Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer of AMD, implied on such scenario this week. Graphics architectures from ATI Technologies and Advanced Micro Devices live active life for about four years …

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AMD to boost energy efficiency of APUs by 25 times by 2020

Advanced Micro Devices recently set a goal to improve energy efficiency of its accelerated processing units by 25 times by 2020. To achieve this goal, AMD will have to outpace historical energy efficiency trend by over 70 per cent, but the company claims it knows what to do and even …

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TSMC postpones mass production of 16nm chips to Q2 2015

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Thursday gave an update regarding the status of its 16nm fabrication processes. The company said that it is satisfied with the yield, but at the same time postponed the start of mass production using its 16nm manufacturing technology from early 2015 to the second or …

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ARM: 20nm process tech will not be used by mainstream applications

Due to multiple reasons the majority of developers of various system-on-chip devices will skip 20nm process technology of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and will use 14nm and 16nm FinFET fabrication processors of TSMC, GlobalFoundries and Samsung Electronics. Traditionally TSMC and other foundries develop multiple different process technologies for different kinds …

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ARM and TSMC unveil 16nm FinFET heterogeneous multi-core CPU

ARM Holdings and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Tuesday unveiled the world’s first heterogeneous multi-core microprocessor made using 16nm FinFET (16FF) process technology. The chip, which integrates the ARM Cortex-A57 and the ARM Cortex-A53 cores, is designed to showcase that ARM’s designs and TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process technology are compatible …

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TSMC builds world’s first 32-core networking chip using 16nm FinFET process technology

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Thursday said that it has built the world’s first many-core networking processor for next-generation wireless communications and routers using 16nm FinFET fabrication technology. The ultra-thin manufacturing process will allow the many-core chip to deliver high performance and rich feature-set while consuming low amounts of power. …

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Micron unveils M600 SSDs: 16nm NAND, dynamic write acceleration

Micron Technology on Tuesday rolled-out its new line-up of solid-state drives for high-performance personal computers and other devices. The new drives feature reduced power consumption, improved write speed and some other advantages compared to previous-generation SSDs from Micron. Micron’s M600 solid-state drives are based on 128Mb NAND flash memory chips …

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TSMC to speed up development of 10nm process technology

In a bid to retain its leadership position on the market of contract semiconductor manufacturing, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is reportedly accelerating development of its 10nm FinFET process technology. At present TSMC is the leading contract maker of chips produced using 28nm process technology. It is believed that the company makes considerably …

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Nvidia may skip 20nm process technology, jump straight to 16nm

The exact plans of Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia Corp. concerning the 20nm process technology from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. have never been publicly revealed and are not completely clear at this point. One of the reasons for that are low manufacturing yields, which forces fabless semiconductor designers to reconsider …

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Micron Technology promises TLC NAND flash memory in Q4 2014

Micron Technology, one of the world’s leading maker of DRAM and NAND flash memory, said that late this year the company would offer triple-level cell NAND flash made using 16nm process technology. Such memory could enable very cost-efficient flash-based storage devices, including solid-state drives in 2015. “Our 16nm NAND yields …

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Globalfoundries back on track with 14nm on the cards

GlobalFoundries publicly disclosed for the first time its preparations for 14nm process node technology during an interview with EE Times late last week. The world’s third largest independant semiconductor foundry has already begun planning phases for 14nm, indicative that they have made quite the turn-a-round after experiencing a year that …

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