Samsung Begins Mass Production of 2nd Generation 10nm LPP Process Node

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Samsung’s second-generation 10nm node, 10nm LPP, is now ready for mass production, with further performance and power consumption improvements over its older technology, 10nm LPE.

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Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

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Intel has canceled its upcoming 10nm Knights Hill Xeon Phi solution without announcing a replacement.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258977-intel-kills-knights-hill-will-launch-new-xeon-phi-architecture-exascale-computing?source=Computing

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Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018

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Intel’s new 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs may be delayed back into 2018, but the sourcing for this rumor is pretty dubious.

The post Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/256127-rumors-imply-intel-pushed-10nm-cannon-lake-back-2018?source=Computing

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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to change how we define process nodes

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Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few years before every market segment shares in the improvements.

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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

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Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few years before every market segment shares in the improvements.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246902-intel-claims-three-year-advantage-10nm-process-wants-change-define-process-nodes?source=Computing

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Samsung’s Exynos 8895 features custom CPU cores, first 10nm chip to market

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Samsung’s new Exynos 9 8895 will be the first 10nm chip to market — and it’s packing second-generation custom CPU cores.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/244949-samsungs-exynos-8895-features-custom-cpu-cores-first-10nm-chip-market?source=Computing

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Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers?

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Qualcomm recently announced and demoed its own 48-core server CPU built on an upcoming 10nm process node — but how will the chip compare with other x86 cores in the market, and is there a market for ARM servers at all?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240821-qualcomm-begins-sampling-48-core-10nm-server-processor-market-ready-arm-based-servers?source=Computing

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

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Samsung unveiled a new round of process node improvements at 10nm and 14nm this week — and claims to be pushing ahead with 7nm EUV, despite being the only foundry currently promising to use the next-generation lithography system at the 7nm node.

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Intel will fab ARM chips for LG on upcoming 10nm foundry node

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Intel announced that it would begin fabbing 10nm processors based on ARM technology for foundry customers in the near future, starting with LG. It’s a huge shift for Intel.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/233886-intel-will-fab-arm-chips-for-lg-on-upcoming-10nm-foundry-node

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

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ARM and TSMC announced a significant step forward for 10nm manufacturing yesterday, with news of a 10nm test device. Full-scale 10nm production, however, is still at least a year away — and the early feedback from TSMC suggests this may be a short-lived node.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228806-arm-announces-new-artemis-cpu-core-first-10nm-test-chip-built-at-tsmc

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Intel confirms 10nm delayed to 2017, will introduce ‘Kaby Lake’ at 14nm to fill gap

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Intel has confirmed that its 10nm process will be delayed to the back half of 2017. Kaby Lake will launch in 2016, on 14nm.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/210050-intel-confirms-10nm-delayed-to-2017-will-introduce-kaby-lake-at-14nm-to-fill-gap

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Is Samsung’s plan to ramp up 10nm production by the end of 2016 a paper war?

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Samsung has declared it’ll push on to 10nm with deliberate speed before 14nm chips have even begun to ship. Are we seeing the impact of Apple’s product cycles on the foundry business?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/207517-is-samsungs-plan-to-ramp-up-10nm-production-by-the-end-of-2016-a-paper-war

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Analyst: Intel will adopt quantum wells, III-V semiconductors at 10nm node

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Could Intel be planning a double whammy at 10nm? One analyst argues yes, and bets Intel will debut new semiconductor materials at that node — as well as new techniques for manufacturing transistors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/203926-analyst-intel-will-adopt-quantum-wells-iii-v-semiconductors-at-10nm-node

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Intel at ISSCC: 14nm in the bag, full steam ahead on 10nm

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At ISSCC this year, Intel is predicting that its 10nm process will continue scaling along historic lines, while the it offers details on some specific low-level advances in 14nm silicon as well.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/199636-intel-at-isscc-14nm-in-the-bag-full-steam-ahead-on-10nm

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Intel forges ahead to 7nm – without the use of EUV lasers

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Intel’s Mark Bohr has discussed options for taking the company to 10nm and below without adopting new, troubled lithography technology — but will extreme ultraviolet manufacturing ever be ready for prime time?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190845-intel-forges-ahead-to-7nm-without-the-use-of-euv-lasers

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