process node

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    TSMC Announces 6-nanometer Process

    TSMC has announced its new 6nm process node that delivers 18% higher logic density over the N7 process while maintaining design rules from TSMC's proven N7 technology. This allows customers to fully migrate over to the new node with a fast design cycle time while reusing the N7 design...
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    Samsung Announces 5nm EUV Development Milestone

    Samsung has announced that its 5nm FinFet process technology is complete in its development and is ready for customer sampling. Compared to 7nm, Samsung’s 5nm FinFET process technology provides up to a 25% increase in logic area efficiency with 20% lower power consumption or 10% higher...
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    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...
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    AMD Matisse Zen 2 Processors Revealed in AIDA64 Extreme Beta Patch Notes

    The latest beta for AIDA64 Extreme has added support for AMD Matisse Zen 2 processors which are fabricated on a TSMC 7 nm process. Support for the identification of DDR4-5700, DDR4-5800 memory modules has been added according to the release notes. Komachi on Twitter noticed the listing this...
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    An Analysis of GDDR6 and HBM2 Technologies

    Frank Ferro, senior director of product management at Rambus, discusses the differences in GDDR6 and HBM2 memory technologies; with a focus on the type of applications that each would be best suited for. Around the 8:54 mark he discusses how to combine older process nodes with 7nm process nodes...
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    TSMC Is Building New 8-Inch Fab Capacity and Updates 5nm Node Progress

    TSMC CEO CC Wei has announced plans to begin work on building a new 8-inch wafer fab to satisfy robust customer demand for specialty process technologies. He also announced that the company is still on "schedule to move a newer 5nm node to risk production in the second quarter of 2019, followed...
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    TSMC Challenges Intel Dominance in Chipmaking

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is challenging 30 years of Intel dominance in chipmaking. Intel estimates that yields for its 10nm process node will be viable by the end of 2019. Top tech companies such as Apple, AMD, NVIDIA and others are flocking to TSMC for their cutting edge...
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    Department of Defense Seeks American Foundries for Cutting Edge Process Nodes

    Policy makers at the Department of Defense (DoD) are concerned with the current American landscape of innovative DMEA-accredited Trusted Foundries partners. The US government would prefer that sensitive chips for military applications be created here in America. IBM was entrusted to perform...