manufacturing

  1. cageymaru

    Gigabyte Factory Tour Shows Motherboard Manufacturing from Start-To-Finish

    Gamers Nexus recently took a tour of the Gigabyte factory located on Nanping Road in Taiwan. At this location, Gigabyte manufacturers both video cards and motherboards. Although most of the SMT factory is automated, some of the components and wires must be installed by hand. It takes 40 - 50...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    A Tour of Deepcool's Fan Factory

    If you've ever wondered how case fans are manufactured, Gamers Nexus just uploaded a tour through a Deepcool factory. The company says they're transitioning to a fully automated manufacturing process before some of their competitors, but it appears that the quality control process is still...
  3. cageymaru

    SK Hynix to Spend $107 Billion on Four New Memory Chip Factories

    SK Hynix has announced that it is building four new memory chip plants that will cost $107 billion. Construction of the plants will begin in 2022 at a 4.5 million square meter site that is south of Seoul. SK Hynix is expected to invest $49 billion into 2 existing plants. Next-generation chips...
  4. cageymaru

    TSMC Begins Volume Production of Enhanced 7 nm EUV Process Node in March

    According to a report from DigiTimes, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume production of its new 7 nm EUV node in March. TSMC has reserved 18 of the 30 extreme ultraviolet (EUV) systems from Dutch lithography equipment manufacturer ASML. TSMC is on track to being...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Confirms Oregon Fab Plans

    About two weeks ago, Oregon Live published a report claiming that Intel is preparing to spend "billions" on a massive expansion to their D1X research factory. Yesterday, Intel confirmed the report, telling the 50 residents near the research facility's campus that it will "build a third phase,"...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Foxconn is Allegedly Rethinking Wisconson LCD Manufacturing Plans

    A report from Reuters suggests that Foxconn Technology Group is "reconsidering" their previously announced plans to manufacture LCD panels in Wisconsin. Instead of hiring factory workers, Foxconn may bring on more researchers and engineers to the Wisconsin Campus, turning it into a "technology...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    NYT Outlines Troubled U.S. Mac Pro Assembly

    Back in 2012, Apple promised that it would start manufacturing "one of the existing Mac lines" in the U.S. instead of China. But a little over 6 years later, the vast majority of Apple's products are still assembled overseas, with the aging, pricey Mac Pro being the only exception. Citing...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    How a Zotac RTX Graphics Card is Made

    As part of a (Japanese) writeup on the subject, Impress Watch posted a video from inside a factory showing how a Zotac RTX 2000 series graphics card is assembled. It doesn't show the fabrication of the core or memory itself, which would happen at a foundry somewhere else, but assembling and...
  9. cageymaru

    Intel Kills off the 10nm Process

    Charlie Demerjian of Semiaccurate has dropped a bombshell article in which he reports that Intel insiders have proclaimed the current 10nm process is dead. He says that this is a good thing for the company as it was the right thing to do. Assuming that there is truth to this rumor, this means...
  10. cageymaru

    Bob Swan of Intel Pens Open Letter Addressing the Corporation's Supply Issues

    Intel CFO and Interim CEO Bob Swan has penned an open letter addressing supply issues at the corporation. He acknowledges the lack of consumer product availability in the retail pipeline as he explains the incredible growth that Intel is experiencing in the High-performance computing (HPC)...
  11. cageymaru

    Intel Processor Supply to Remain Tight Until 2H19

    According to Compal president and CEO Martin Wong, Intel hasn't given its downstream partners a clear schedule on when the processor shortages can be resolved. He believes that the Intel processor shortage will continue into 2H19 and will negatively affect notebook shipments during the upcoming...
  12. cageymaru

    Micron Technology Expands Virginia Footprint with New Plant

    Micron has decided to expand its facilities in Manassas, Virginia with a new plant that is dedicated to creating high speed memory for autonomous vehicles. The current plant in Virginia employs 1,200 engineers and technicians while the new plant is expected to be staffed by another 1,100...
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