Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

TSMC to Secure Major Apple A10 Chip Orders in 2016

July 01, 2015, anysilicon


The world’s largest contract chip maker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), is being expected to secure more than half of all of Apple’s new mobile chip in 2016. This is due to their better production roadmap planning. They’re expecting that since the Taiwanese manufacturer has a clear roadmap for their

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Xilinx Expected to Introduce new 7nm Products in 2017

June 19, 2015, anysilicon

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The war between TSMC and Samsung is heating up and it’s expected to last well throughout the decade. The war only got hotter when TSMC announced that they will begin producing 7nm processors in 2017. Xilinx will be their very first customer.
Xilinx Inc. made the announcement late yesterday that

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Semiconductor Wafer – Overview and Facts

June 16, 2015, anysilicon

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Semiconductor wafer is absolutely invisible in our daily life but it exists in a form of an ASIC or an IC in each and every electronic device we use. Semiconductor wafer is a round piece of silicon which consists of silicon dies that are designed to perform a very specific

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Release Schedule for 14nm

June 13, 2015, anysilicon


The 14nm technology development between Samsung and GlobalFoundries that started last year is now reaching its final step by releasing the availability schedule of the process technology including the 2 main flavors.

The primary concept of the strategic collaboration is to make 14nm FinFET technology available at

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Wireless Transceivers RF CMOS Front Ends

March 18, 2015, anysilicon


During the last decades, important advances in microelectronic techniques and technologies had been fueling the introduction of new wireless enabled products accessible to a large number of people around the world. Without the competitive price offered by CMOS, the widespread use of wireless enabled engineering complex devices, e.g. smartphones, tablets, etc. would certainly have been delayed.

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Physics, Not Economics, will end Moore’s Law

March 16, 2015, anysilicon


Bob Colwell, Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), recently made a compelling statement about the end of Moore’s Law: “When Moore’s Law ends, it will be economics that stops it, not physics. Follow the money.”
If we move beyond Moore’s

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