10nm

Micron announced on Thursday that it had started volume production of memory chips using its 3rd Generation 10 nm-class fabrication technology (also known as 1Z nm). The first DRAMs to be made using Micron’s 1Z nm process are 16 Gb monolithic DDR4 and LPDDR4X devices, with Micron expected to broaden their portfolio over time. Micron’s 3rd Generation 10 nm-class (1Z nm) manufacturing process for DRAM will allow the company to increase the bit density, enhance the performance, and the lower power consumption of its DRAM chips as compared to its 2nd Generation 10 nm-class (1Y nm) technology. In particular, the company says that its 16 Gb DDR4 device consumes 40% less power than two 8 Gb DDR4 DRAMs (presumably at the same clocks). Meanwhile, Micron’s...

Intel to Offer Socketed 56-core Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable in new Socket Compatible with Ice Lake

Today Intel is announcing some of its plans for its future Xeon Scalable platform. The company has already announced that after the Cascade Lake series of processors launched this...

50 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/6/2019

The Ice Lake Benchmark Preview: Inside Intel's 10nm

Intel's new Ice Lake platform is the company's second attempt at producing a 10nm chip for the mass market, and follows on from the Cannon Lake platform. Using 'the...

261 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/1/2019

Examining Intel's Ice Lake Processors: Taking a Bite of the Sunny Cove Microarchitecture

Intel has been building up this year to its eventual release of its first widely available consumer 10nm Core processor, codenamed "Ice Lake". The new SoC has an improved...

110 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/30/2019

Intel Begins Commercial Shipments of 10nm Ice Lake CPUs to OEMs

Intel has begun shipments of its 10th generation Core "Ice Lake" processors as of the second quarter, according to the company in an earnings call this week. Made using...

116 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2019

Next Generation Intel Atom Tremont: Potential L3 Cache

Intel has already disclosed that it will have a next generation Atom core, code named Tremont, which is to appear in products such as the Foveros-based hybrid Lakefield, as...

63 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/15/2019

Synopsys to Accelerate Samsung’s 7nm Ramp with Yield Explorer Platform

Synopsys has announced an acceleration of development on its yield learning platform designed to speed up ramp up of chips made using Samsung Foundry’s 7LPP (7 nm low power...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/4/2019

Intel Unveils 10th Gen Core Ice Lake-U & Ice Lake-Y Mobile CPUs: 10nm Sunny Cove Later This Year

At Intel’s Keynote presentation here at Computex, the company finally lifted the lid on its first widely available new CPU design on 10nm, called Ice Lake. The official marketing...

190 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

Intel Xeon Update: Ice Lake and Cooper Lake Sampling, Faster Future Updates

Emerging workloads will require considerably higher performance, and in order to solve upcoming challenges Intel has adjusted its product roadmaps quite significantly. One of the key things that Intel...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

Intel Details Manufacturing through 2023: 7nm, 7+, 7++, with Next Gen Packaging

At Intel's Investor Day today, CEO Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to the ability of the company with respect to its manufacturing capabilities. Intel has historically been strong...

237 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Intel Process Technology Update: 10nm Server Products in 1H 2020, Accelerated 7nm in 2021

Intel provided an update regarding its upcoming fabrication technologies at its 2019 Investor Meeting. The company is on track to produce server-class products using its 10 nm manufacturing technology...

71 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

Intel Starts Qualification of Ice Lake CPUs, Raises 10nm Volume Expectation for 2019

During its Q1 earnings call, Intel provided an update regarding its 10 nm process technology as well as the ramp up of its Ice Lake-U processor for notebooks, which...

70 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

SK Hynix to Start Using 2nd Gen 10nm-class DRAM Process Technology in 2H 2019

As part of their Q1'19 earnings announcement, SK Hynix has disclosed that the company will both increase its output of DRAM made using its 1st generation 10 nm-class manufacturing...

4 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2019

Intel Agilex: 10nm FPGAs with PCIe 5.0, DDR5, and CXL

Ever since Intel purchased Altera for an enormous amount of money a few years ago (ed: $16.7B), the FPGA portfolio that has been coming out has largely been a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Samsung Develops Smaller DDR4 Dies Using 3rd Gen 10nm-Class Process Tech

Samsung has completed development of its 3rd-generation 10 nm-class manufacturing process for DRAM as well as the first 8 Gb DDR4 chip that uses the technology. The 1z-nm process...

28 by Anton Shilov on 3/21/2019

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 12 GB LPDDR4X for Smartphones

Samsung said late on Wednesday that it had started volume production of 12 GB LPDDR4X-4266 memory for high-end smartphones. The chip is the highest-density DRAM for mobile applications. The...

19 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2019

SMIC To Start 14nm Mass Production in H1 2019

Reports have emerged this week that SMIC, the largest foundry in China, is set to start mass production using its in-house developed 14 nm FinFET manufacturing technology in the...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/8/2019

Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake and Core i3-8121U Deep Dive Review

Anyone interested in leading edge semiconductors knows that Intel is late with its newest manufacturing process. The '10nm' node was first announced in 2014, to be released in 2016...

140 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

CES 2019 Quick Bytes: Consumer 10nm is Coming with Intel’s Ice Lake

We’ve been on Intel's case for years to tell us when its 10nm parts are coming to the mass market. Technically Intel already shipped its first 10nm processor, Cannon...

3 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2019

CES 2019 Quick Bytes: Intel’s 10nm Hybrid x86 Foveros Chip is Called Lakefield

At Intel’s Architecture Day, the company showed off a new stacking technology called ‘Foveros’, which is designed to allows the company to make smaller chips. The idea behind Foveros...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2019

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