Last year, TSMC announced that development for 5nm, 3nm, and even 2nm process nodes were in progress and it appears that everything is going well. TSMC’s 7nm process is on track for 2018 and their 5nm process is on track for early 2019. While details on their 3nm process was relatively sparse, it appears that 3nm is on track as well given a recent announcement from TSMC confirms that they’ve already selected the location for their next generation semiconductor manufacturing.
According to the short announcement, TSMC’s upcoming 3nm fab will be built in the Tainan Science Park in southern Taiwan. TSMC selected the site in order to “…fully [...]
Welcome to our Best Gaming Workstation PC Build Under $2,000 build guide! In this article, we’ll be showing you all the components you’ll need to put together a workstation that can not only handle serious work, but also play as well.
The gaming workstation build today will be focused building an excellent gaming PC that can handle games on large, high resolution monitors such as 1440p, 1600p and 4K as well as handle workstation productivity applications such as photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling, video encoding, CADD, and more. This build today will have a budget of $2,000 and have a focus of creating a top notch gaming workstation build [...]
According to DigiTimes, TSMC has won the bid to manufacture Qualcomm’s baseband chips on the 7nm node. The chip order is for the baseband processors only and not for application processors. Qualcomm is still making a decision between Samsung and TSMC for the production of its next-generation APs, and is waiting to see the second generation 7nm products from both companies before it makes a decision.
Both Samsung and TSMC will be switching from HKMG to EUV process technology at the 7nm node. Samsung announced that its 7nm Low Power Plus transistors made using EUV will be available in 2018, while TSMC said its 7nm EUV node will be ready by 2019.
TSMC lost [...]
Picking out the best graphics card for your PC is one of the hardest decisions for a gamer. Finding the best graphics card at the right budget can take hours and hours of research and can be a daunting task even for those well versed in technology. To make things easy, we’ve researched and compiled a list of the best gaming graphics cards whether you’re planning on doing casual gaming, competitive eSports, 4K gaming, VR gaming, or anything in-between.
Best 4K & VR Graphics Card Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia late last year announced the RTX 2080 Ti, the fastest gaming graphics card on the market. Packing a punch when it comes to performance [...]
Nvidia dropped a bombshell at their GPU Technology Conference today, launching their new DGX-1 supercomputer platform powered by the new Volta GPU architecture.
As expected the new Nvidia DGX-1 is a beast of a system, equipped with eight of Nvidia’s latest Volta powered Tesla V100 GPUs linked together using Nvidia’s NVLink technology which features a massive bandwidth of up to 300GB/s. The system in total is capable of outputting up to 960 Tensor TFLOPS making it as powerful as approximately 400 general compute servers.
Powering the Nvidia DGX-1 is the Tesla V100 which is powered by Nvidia’s latest Volta GPU. [...]
Apple’s iPhone 8 is on track to launch in September and go on sale in October, according to a recent report by Economic Daily News.
This new statement contradicts previous beliefs that the iPhone 8 will be delayed due to poor yields of the OLED displays. Analysts predicted that the iPhone production will be severely hampered by supply after the initial launch.
Newly improved production yield rates have seemingly resolved this issue. Volume production of components will ramp up in June. iPhone manufacturing companies including Foxconn, Winston, and Pegatron are also aggressively recruiting and training new workers to prepare for the production of new [...]
A former TSMC Engineer was charged for stealing trade secrets to a competitor, according to a report by DigiTimes.
The former TSMC engineer, Hsu, was recently accused of stealing trade secrets on TSMC’s 28nm process to give to China-based Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC). TSMC’s 28nm process is a proven process which has been used in many chips including Apple SoCs, Qualcomm SoCs, Nvidia GPUs, AMD GPUs, and more. Hsu had recently taken a job at HLMC, but was arrested before he could start.
Of course this isn’t the first time this has occurred. A number of China-based memory chip makers have been aggressively poaching talent from Taiwanese [...]
When a company is forced to sell a highly profitable business in a high growth industry with very few players involved, everyone takes notice. With Toshiba’s memory business, a number of big names such as Western Digital, SK Hynix, Broadcom, Foxconn, TSMC and more have already entered bids for a majority stake in the company, but it looks like competition is about to get a whole lot more intense.
According to a new report from KoreaHerald, as many as 10 companies have entered bids for the Toshiba memory business including heavyweights such as Amazon, Apple, and Google. While these companies are traditionally not in the business of selling SSDs, they heavily rely [...]
NVIDIA has just launched an all-new version of its flagship, ultra-high-end Titan X graphics card, dubbed the Titan Xp (Yes, really). This new 4K gaming beast brings with it a fully unlocked GP102 GPU core, featuring 3,840 CUDA cores and 12.15 TFLOPs of compute performance.NVIDIA GeForce TITAN Xp Manufacturer NVIDIA Model Titan Xp Titan X GTX 1080 Ti Codename GP102 GP102 GP102 Architecture Pascal Fabrication 16nm FinFET (TSMC) Boost Clock (MHz) 1582 1531 1582 CUDA Cores 3840 3584 3584 Framebuffer 12GB 12GB 11GB Memory Type GDDR5X Memory Interface 256-bit 384-bit 352-bit Memory Clock 11.4 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps Memory Bandwidth 547.7 GB/s 480 [...]
Good news for US companies planning to make a run for the memory business of struggling Japanese conglomerate, Toshiba, as sources from a recent article from Reuters reports that the Japanese government is ready to block the sale of Toshiba memory to suitors that it believes to be a “risk to national security” to Japan. Countries deemed a risk to the national security of Japan seemingly includes everyone except the US, but the biggest concern is a sale of the business to China as it may give China access to “key capabilities” it’s desperately trying to obtain.
Currently, there are quite a few companies expected to make a bid for the [...]