China can’t mass produce modern chips yet, but it is a matter of time
The United States has been investigating China's Huawei. Huawei recently presented a modern 5G smartphone with an advanced 7nm chip. With that, Huawei seemed to be able to work around the sanctions the US have imposed to keep China from modern chip technology. According to U.S. Commerce Secretary G... Read more
Intel to build new chip factories in Europe
Intel has announced its plans for the future. The company is betting big on the production of 7nm chips and wants to make its chip factories available to other companies too. For this, the company wants to build more chip factories, starting with two factories in the American state of Arizona. Inte... Read more
Intel’s 7nm process node delayed by six months
Intel has announced that the 7nm process node is six months behind on schedule. Even though six months is still manageable, this means the first PC processors using the 7nm node are expected to arrive at the end of 2022 or perhaps even early 2023.
The first data center processor with 7nm technol... Read more
Samsung starts mass production for tripling 7nm chips
Chips of 7nm but eventually even 6nm and 3nm: by means of a new production line in the factory in Hwaseong, Samsung wants to triple the production of 7nm chips before the end of the year.
The new assembly line will be fully focused on making chips with the Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) semiconductor... Read more
TSMC accelerates production process 5 nanometer chip due to 5G introduction
TSMC sees the demand for new processors rise, thanks to the sale of early 5G devices. The company now wants to roll out more advanced technology, in the form of 5 nanometer chips, a little earlier than expected.
The production process of the new 5 nanometer (nm) chip should be scaled up to mass prod... Read more
AMD challenges Intel with 7nm Epyc demonstration
AMD plans to launch new versions of its Epyc and Ryzen processors in the middle of this year. At CES, the company shows how the 7 nm chips present Intel with a major challenge.
AMD is fully on track with the development of its second generation Epyc server processors. That's what CEO Lisa Su says at... Read more
Samsung launches production of 7 nanometer chips with EUV technology
Samsung has announced in a blog post that it has started producing a 7 nanometer chip with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology. It concerns the 7nm low power plus (LPP) chips. With EUV it is possible to work on a smaller area when making chips.
EUV uses a wavelength of 13.5 nanometres for light to ... Read more