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Samsung: Full speed ahead for 10nm, EUV deploys at the 7nm node

Posted on 09/16 19:07 in Shows | 0

For the past 12 months, Samsung’s foundry division has occupied a leadership position at the 14nm node.The image above shows why companies continue to claw for EUV lithography, despite its problems, power costs, and vastly increased cooling requirements.

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ARM announces new Artemis CPU core, first 10nm test chip, built at TSMC

Posted on 05/19 14:19 in Shows | 0

As of yesterday, ARM is announcing that it has successfully validated a new 10nm FinFET design at TSMC.The unnamed multi-core test chip features a quad-core CPU from ARM, codenamed Artemis, a single-core GPU as a proof of concept, and the chip’s interconnect and other various features.

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GlobalFoundries announces new 7nm FinFET process, full node shrink

Posted on 09/16 22:43 in Shows | 0

Even more interesting is the fact that the company intends to execute a full node shrink at 7nm, rather than using a hybrid node.A quick word on “full node” versus “hybrid node.

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Samsung announces fourth-gen 14nm node, plans 10nm improvements, and shows off 7nm EUV wafer

Posted on 11/04 14:20 in Shows | 0

Like Intel, Samsung intends to offer multiple generations of a single process node — but unlike Intel, it isn’t debuting a new strategy in lieu of maintaining a quick transition roadmap.When foundries add new iterations of existing process nodes, it’s typically because they’ve got customers who are interested in those process nodes and want to take advantage of them.

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TSMC announces plans for $16 billion foundry to push the envelope on 5nm, 3nm process nodes

Posted on 12/12 14:23 in Shows | 0

7 billion foundry facility focused on the upcoming 5nm and 3nm process nodes.Even once a facility is running some volume, it can take 9-12 months to bring the entire fabrication plant fully online.

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Intel will finally finish Fab 42 in Arizona, bring new 7nm capacity online

Posted on 02/08 21:29 in Shows | 0

Several years ago, Intel announced that it wouldn’t finish its 14nm manufacturing plant, Fab 42.Now, Intel has announced that it will be bringing Fab 42 online, but not as a 14nm facility.

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New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV

Posted on 03/28 13:39 in Shows | 0

It’s a complementary method of printing structures using chemical processes.To understand why LER is a major roadblock, imagine being asked to freehand draw two straight lines one foot apart, with no more than a two-inch deviation from a perfectly straight line.

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Foundry Futures: TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel Gear Up For 7nm and Beyond

Posted on 05/10 15:37 in Shows | 0

Over the past few years, companies like Samsung, TSMC, and GlobalFoundries have all jockeyed for the pole position in the highly competitive (and extremely expensive) foundry business.This is most apparent with Intel; its 10nm node is expected to be equivalent to 7nm from TSMC.

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AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups

Posted on 05/23 23:19 in Shows | 0

Let’s break it down: During AMD’s financial analyst day, it unveiled a roadmap for Zen that showed 14nm/14nm+, followed by a Zen 2 and Zen 3.This implies we’ll see a refreshed Zen point-update at some point on a second-generation 14nm process.

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Samsung Wants to Lead the Foundry Business to 4nm and Beyond

Posted on 05/24 22:14 in Shows | 0

A few weeks back, we covered foundry plans over the next few years for TSMC, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Intel.The company is planning to launch a variety of new process capabilities, including new technology nodes, the introduction of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUV), and its own fully depleted SOI (FDSOI) technology.

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