In our recent trip to GlobalFoundries Fab 8, its leading edge facility, we managed to spend some time with the C-level executive that controls the future of this part of our industry: Dr. Gary Patton. Gary is the Chief Technology Officer, overseeing all of GlobalFoundries research and development, pushing GlobalFoundries towards the next generation of processes for its customers. This includes the current 14nm processes used by AMD and IBM, the new 12nm process for AMD’s 2nd generation of Ryzen CPUs, and the future: multiple generations of 7nm, some of which will have EUV for the critical layers. This list covers Fab 8, but Gary also oversees efforts across the company including the FD-SOI programs (22FDX, 12FDX) and RF related technologies.
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2001
Did the 2.0GHz Pentium 4 launch not excite you? Would a 3.5GHz Northwood? Read on to learn about the 3.5GHz Northwood we saw as well as the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2001
Able to quickly ramp in clock speed, Intel's Pentium 4 debuts today at 2GHz. How well does it perform and what's its future? Read on to find out.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2001
It seems like it's been forever since the Duron's release, it's almost a household name now. Yet only recently has it hit the magical 1GHz marker. To...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2001
Finally, an updated Socket-A chipset roundup. Read carefully as we benchmark the best Athlon platform available today.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2001
Chances are that you have one of their chipsets in your system, now find out what their plans are for the future. We talked to VIA's Director of...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2001
Finally there is alternative to the i850 platform for the Pentium 4. Amidst licensing battles with Intel, VIA has released the world's first Pentium 4 chipset with support...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2001
Today's AMD Athlon processors are running hotter than ever, but not this one. Clocked at 1.866GHz, this Athlon processor runs at a cool -47C, sometimes it gets as...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2001
Intel's first desktop 0.13-micron processor is here. The Tualatin core is able to bring the Pentium III up to 1.2GHz and even beyond that, but what are Intel's...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/30/2001
Three months after the Pentium 4 hit 1.7GHz we are back again with yet another boost in clock speed. Read on to find out how the Pentium 4...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/2/2001
After months and even years of waiting the first dual processor Athlon platform is here with a new processor to boast as well. Find out how Dual Athlon...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2001
NVIDIA launches quite possibly the biggest leap forward in chipset technology ever here at Computex 2001. It went by the codename Crush for one simple reason - that's exactly...
Mike Andrawes on 6/4/2001
Six months after the release of the Pentium 4, Intel releases the first dual processor ready version of the CPU. The Intel Xeon processor is here and it's...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2001
After remaining quiet for so long we are finally able to bring you all the full story on AMD's Athlon 4. Included within is also updated information on...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2001
The first speed increase for the Pentium 4 is upon us today. At 1.7GHz, does the prophecy of high performance as clock speed increases hold true for the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2001
Is a new BIOS update all the KT266 needs to realize its full performance potential? Think again. We managed to get 20% higher performance, but the key...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2001
The VIA KT266 is here, and it is the third Socket-A DDR Chipset to hit the streets. Is the third time around the DDR block going to be...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2001
Take the three most popular Socket-A chipsets, benchmark them in a total of 10 different configurations, and dig deep into the benchmarks to explain their performance as well as...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/5/2001
Today AMD cranks their low-cost Duron up to 900MHz and we also provide you with a look at the somewhat modified future of AMD processors. Find out how...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2001
In their first Athlon CPU release in 5 months, AMD is back with the 1.33GHz and 1.30GHz Athlon processors. How do they stack up to the competition and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2001