7nm

Forecasting strong demand for its 5 nm and 7 nm class process technologies in the coming years, TSMC has announced that it's increasing its capital expenditure for 2019 by a whopping 36% - 40% over its earlier plans. The lion’s share of the additional money will be spent on the equipment that will be used to make 5 nm chips. TSMC expected its 2019 CapEx to be between $10 billion and $11 billion early this year (in line with $10.5 billion in 2018), but increased demand for chips to be made using one of its 7 nm-class nodes (N7, N7P, N7+, N6) and projected demand for 5 nm semiconductors made the foundry change its mind. At its conference call with analysts and investors this week...

EUV Demand is Up: EUV Device Manufacturer ASML Beats Sales Estimates

Between the smartphone revolution, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things, the demand for cutting-edge chips has never been higher. And if you have any doubts about that, then...

45 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

Samsung & TSMC Develop 8nm & 7nm Automotive-Grade Nodes

As vehicles are getting ‘smarter’ and gaining autopilot capabilities, it is easy to predict that the demand for higher-performing and more complex automotive SoCs will be growing rapidly in...

29 by Anton Shilov on 10/14/2019

TRX40 Chipset For Upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper Listed

In what is being put down to an inadvertent leak by MSI, it could be that the currently unannounced chipset for AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series processors...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/10/2019

TSMC: N7+ EUV Process Technology in High Volume, 6nm (N6) Coming Soon

TSMC announced on Monday that its customers have started shipping products based on chips made by TSMC using its N7+ (2nd Generation 7 nm with EUV) process technology that...

27 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

Arm & TSMC Showcase 7nm Chiplet, Eight A72 at 4GHz on CoWoS Interposer

Arm and TSMC this week unveiled their jointly developed proof-of-concept chip that combines two quad-core Cortex-72-based 7 nm chiplets on TSMC’s Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate (CoWoS) interposer. The two chips are connected...

26 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2019

AMD’s New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12

If there’s something that gets everyone excited, it is more performance. On the Enterprise side, AMD has made big strides with its latest EPYC processor stack, featuring up to...

54 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/18/2019

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 2: Dr. Phillip Wong, VP Research at TSMC (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for the second day is from TSMC, with Dr. Phillip Wong taking the stage to talk about the latest developments in TSMC's research and portfolio. The talk...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

AMD Rome Second Generation EPYC Review: 2x 64-core Benchmarked

If you examine the CPU industry and ask where the big money is, you have to look at the server and datacenter market. Ever since the Opteron days, AMD's...

184 by Johan De Gelas on 8/7/2019

Samsung’s Aggressive EUV Plans: 6nm Production in H2, 5nm & 4nm On Track

Samsung Foundry formally started to produce chips using its 7LPP (7 nm low power plus) fabrication process last October and has not slowdown development of its manufacturing technologies since...

42 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

TSMC Announces Performance-Enhanced 7nm & 5nm Process Technologies

TSMC has quietly introduced a performance-enhanced version of its 7 nm DUV (N7) and 5 nm EUV (N5) manufacturing process. The company’s N7P and N5P technologies are designed for...

36 by Anton Shilov on 7/30/2019

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT & RX 5700 Review: Navi Renews Competition in the Midrange Market

There have been teasers, press conferences, architectural announcements, and pricing games all around – and all before the first card has even shipped. The run-up to the launch of...

136 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2019

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising The Bar

It’s the review we’ve all been waiting for. Since December last year – and particularly since CES – AMD has been teasing us about the new Zen 2 microarchitecture...

451 by Andrei Frumusanu & Gavin Bonshor on 7/7/2019

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

All Ryzen: Q&A with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its...

84 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

Fireside Chat with Ian and Wendell: Ryzen 3000, Zen 2, Navi, Xeon W

The last couple of weeks have been a blitz, with the Computex trade show in Taipei almost immediately followed by E3 in Los Angeles. In both instances, AMD...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/14/2019

MSI Announces The MEG X570 Godlike: Five M.2, PCIe 4.0 and 10G LAN

At Computex 2019, MSI has unveiled its flagship motherboard on the new AMD X570 chipset: the MEG X570 Godlike. It features a bundled 10 GbE add-in card, three onboard...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/28/2019

AMD Teases First Navi GPU Products: RX 5700 Series Launches in July, 25% Improved Perf-Per-Clock

While the bulk of this morning’s AMD Computex keynote has been on AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs and their underlying Zen 2 architecture, the company also took a moment...

99 by Ryan Smith on 5/26/2019

Biostar Unveils Its X570 Racing GT8 Motherboard: PCIe Gen 4, DDR4-4000 and Triple M.2

It what seems to be an inadvertent move, Biostar has released information about its upcoming X570 Racing GT8 motherboard ahead of AMD's unveiling of the new X570 chipset. This...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/13/2019

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

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