Remember the slide Intel recently presented at their annual investor day conference that may have looked a bit strange? The one above where it shows “ADVANCING MOORE’S LAW ON 14nm” with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 right underneath showing a >15% performance increase in SysMark? While many have chalked it up to a typo, it seems like it actually confirms that not all of Intel’s upcoming 8th Generation processors may be manufactured on Intel’s 10nm manufacturing node.
In a recent tweet sent out by Motley Fool Senior Technology Specialist, Ashraf Eassa, Eassa had some interesting bits to share about his experience at the investor [...]
After being the first to reach 22nm then subsequently 14nm FinFET, Intel’s chip development pace has slowed considerably for the move to 10nm with many losing confidence in Intel’s ability to maintain a chip manufacturing advantage over competitors such as TSMC, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries.
During Intel’s CES 2017 press conference, Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich however, did not believe Intel’s manufacturing capabilities have diminished as he demonstrated the world’s first 2-in-1 PC running on Intel’s upcoming 10nm Cannonlake platform. During the presentation Krzanich also reassured the audience that Moore’s Law is not dead and [...]
Back in 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore famously observed that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit would double every two years. Up until recently, this has been the case however, with transistors now reaching just a mere 14nm, even chip giants such as Intel are beginning to have issues. While development has become significantly tougher, chip makers are certainly continuing development with TSMC recently announcing that 2nm development will begin shortly. (For reference, a strand of human DNA is just 2.5nm in diameter.)
Given the difficulties of producing semiconductors at sub-10nm feature sizes, 2nm already sounds like an impossible challenge, but [...]
TSMC, or Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, is the largest semiconductor contract fab in the world building chips for some of the most well known clients such as Apple, Nvidia, and many others. Last year TSMC launched their 16nm FinFET process which is now being utilized by some of the most advanced products in the world such as the Apple A10 Fusion SoC in the iPhone 7 Plus and the Nvidia GP102 GPU in the Titan X.
Of course, TSMC isn’t stopping there as TSMC Co-CEO Mark Liu had some interesting things to say at a recent tech event in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
According to Liu, TSMC will soon be starting risk production of their 7nm process in early 2017 [...]
With ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) coming up this week and numerous Intel researchers slated to present cutting edge technologies in silicon manufacturing, Intel Senior Fellow for Logic Technology Development, Mark Bohr, recently gave a brief overview of Intel’s developments and future roadmap to analysts and media.
In line with what was presented at IDF 2014, Bohr reiterates that scaling will continue to produce the cost reduction that justifies investment into the development of even smaller feature sizes. Not much of a surprise there. Intel was already slated to begin production of chips at the 10nm feature size.
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