1. cageymaru

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. cageymaru

    The GSA Has Elected New Leadership to Expand the Initiative of the Organization

    AMD CEO and President Dr. Lisa Su has been appointed as Chair of GSA Board of Directors and ARM CEO Simon Segars has been appointed Vice Chair of the global semiconductor organization. The GSA seeks to expand its scope of interest to include systems, software, solutions and services. The...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Predicts Record Profits Thanks to Semiconductor Sales

    Samsung is expected to post a record operating profit of $15.5 billion USD for Q3 2018. Smartphone and display earnings actually fell in Q3, but they were more than offset by Samsung's semiconductor business. Some of us are frustrated by sky high DDR4 retail prices, but it seems that Samsung is...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    German Researchers Develop Through Silicon Transistors

    Stacking silicon chips on top of each other and connecting them with micrometer-scale vertical wires was once exotic technology. Nowadays, through silicon vias are found in relatively consumer products, like AMD's Fury and Vega GPUs or in high capacity workstation DDR4. However, researchers in...
  6. cageymaru

    DRAM Revenue to Eclipse the $100 Billion Mark Due to Continued Parts Shortages

    The growth of the DRAM market is exploding as parts shortages have driven the revenue to new highs. According to market research firm IC Insights, sales are expected to grow by 39% this year and make the DRAM semiconductor product category the first to eclipse the $100 billion mark. I'm still...
  7. FrgMstr

    More Semiconductor Equipment for North America

    While you cannot get much granularity from the site without subscribing to its service, you can however get a look at the big picture which looks to be a good thing for North America. SEMI reports that the three-month average of worldwide billings of North American equipment...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Zhaoxin Dedicated to Developing x86 CPU's, to Partner with TSMC

    Chinese company Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor, jointly owned by VIA Technologies and the Shanghai Municipal Government, has announced that the company will be partnering with TSMC to produce it's in house developed 28nm x86 processors, based on Centaur Technology's x86 microarchitecture...