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Toshiba Now Selling Majority Stake in NAND Business

Over the last two months, reports started surfacing about the financial woes being faced by Japanese conglomerate Toshiba. After a series of scandals and disasters, the ...

February 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm by

UMC Announces 14nm Process For Q1 2017

When we think of the semiconductor industry, the first names that come to mind are Intel, Samsung, TSMC and Global Foundries. These companies are often on the bleeding edge ...

February 14, 2017 at 8:55 am by

Intel Details 7nm Process Rolling Out At Fab 42

One of the aspects that make semiconductor manufacturing unique is the long-term planning and research that goes into it. Companies often have to prepare for new process nodes ...

February 11, 2017 at 11:54 am by

Toshiba Starts Construction of Fab 6 for 3D NAND

Despite facing a variety of finance related issues over the past year, Toshiba appears to be committed to flash memory as ever. Due to the ongoing NAND shortage, many flash ...

February 10, 2017 at 10:15 am by

Toshiba Confirms Selling Minority Stake in NAND Fab

Earlier in the month, reports surfaced about a potential Toshiba NAND fab sale. Due to poor financial performance and rocked by scandals, the Japanese conglomerate is in need ...

January 28, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Chinese Tsinghua Unigroup Plans $30 Billion DRAM and NAND Fab Investment

From a quick look at the world’s semiconductor fabs, you might notice that they are all either American, Taiwanese, Japanese or Korean. As a rising consumer of ...

January 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm by

GlobalFoundries Bypasses 10nm for 7nm

Currently, all the major silicon foundries are utilizing a 1x nm process. TSMC has their 16nm while Intel, Samsung, and GlobalFoundries have their 14nm process. The next ...

August 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

TSMC Expects 7nm Mass Production by Early 2018

Now that 14nm/16nm chips are finally upon us en masse, some are already looking past that to the next node. Logically, the next node would be 10nm but that won’t be true ...

April 22, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Taiwan Earthquake Will Affect TSMC Fab More Than Expected

In the hours after the Taiwanese earthquake, TSMC was one of the major tech firms affected by the magnitude 6.4 quake. While the semiconductor manufacturer has ...

February 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm by

AMD Zen to use TSMC 16nm as GF 14nm Falters

TSMC has just scored a major CPU customer as AMD is allegedly moving their Zen CPUs over to the fab. Originally meant for GlobalFoundries 14nm process, delays at the once AMD ...

September 25, 2015 at 9:26 am by

Nvidia Will Use TSMC 16nm for Pascal

While there had been some rumours that Nvidia would turn to Samsung’s 14nm process for GPUs, it appears those were wrong. For the longest time, Nvidia has relied on TSMC ...

September 17, 2015 at 11:00 am by

TSMC Ships 16nm FinFET Chips – 10nm and 7nm On Their Way

In a move that is sure to please AMD and Nvidia fans, TSMC has started volume production of 16nm FinFET chips. According to TSMC president and co-CEO Mark Liu, the ramp up ...

July 19, 2015 at 10:00 am by


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