CPUs

One of the key semiconductor technologies beyond 3D FinFET transistors are Gate-All-Around transistors, which show promise to help extend the ability to drive processors and components to higher performance and lower power. Samsung has always announced that its first generation GAA technology will align with its ‘3nm’ nodes, with its 3GAE and 3GAP processes. As part of the Samsung Foundry Forum today, some more insight was put into the timeline for the rollout, as well as talk of its 2nm process.

Computex 2021: Intel's Keynote, a Live Blog (10pm ET)

This year is a busy one for Intel. A new CEO at the start of the year, a commitment to 7nm, and then the launch of new desktop Rocket...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/30/2021

An Interview with Tenstorrent: CEO Ljubisa Bajic and CTO Jim Keller

Many billions have been poured into the industry when it comes to AI processor development. If you were to list the number of AI processors currently in development or...

130 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/27/2021

Arm Announces Mobile Armv9 CPU Microarchitectures: Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710 & Cortex-A510

Today Arm is announcing a whole cluster of Armv9 client CPUs: The Cortex-X2: A flagship core with more performance and deeper OOO, the Cortex-A710: a power-efficient performance core, and...

185 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/25/2021

Ampere Roadmap Update: Switching to In-House CPU Designs, 128+ 5nm Cores in 2022

Today we’re seeing an Ampere roadmap update: Beyond 128-core Altra Max perf reiterations, and announcing a Microsoft cloud win, the company discloses they’re switching from Neoverse to a new...

160 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/19/2021

Hot Chips 33 (2021) Schedule Announced: Alder Lake, IBM Z, Sapphire Rapids, Ponte Vecchio

Once a year the promise of super hot potatoes graces the semiconductor world. Hot Chips in 2021 is set to be held virtually for the second successive year, and...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/18/2021

Intel 11th Generation Core Tiger Lake-H Performance Review: Fast and Power Hungry

Conclusion: Powerful, but Power Hungry After last week’s reveal of Tiger Lake-H, today’s results put things into context for Intel’s new high-end enthusiast mobile platform. The new design follows roughly...

229 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/17/2021

AMD and GlobalFoundries Update Wafer Supply Agreement: Orders Through 2024, Now Non-Exclusive

In a brief Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K filing, AMD this afternoon has revealed that it has once again amended its wafer supply agreement with US fab (and...

41 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2021

Intel Launches 11th Generation Core Tiger Lake-H: Eight Core 10nm Mobile Processors

Ever since the launch of the first series of Intel Core 11th Generation Tiger Lake processors aimed at the ‘U-series’ 15 W market, Intel has teased us that there...

164 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/11/2021

Intel’s Integrated Graphics Mini-Review: Is Rocket Lake Core 11th Gen Competitive?

In the last few months we have tested the latest x86 integrated graphics options on the desktop from AMD, with some surprising results about how performant a platform with...

165 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2021

IBM Creates First 2nm Chip

Every decade is the decade that tests the limits of Moore’s Law, and this decade is no different. With the arrival of Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) technology, the intricacies...

117 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/6/2021

GlobalFoundries Upgrades for Silicon Photonics in Quantum Computers

One of the targets of the modern foundry business is to have a wide array of manufacturing process technologies. This enables it to cater to as many customers as...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/5/2021

Intel EMEA To Partners: Not Invulnerable to Substrate Shortages through 2021

As part of Intel’s Partner Connect conference last month, AnandTech has learned that information has been provided to European, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) customers and partners regarding the...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/4/2021

Intel’s Chief Revenue Officer: We have Silicon, but Shortages in Wi-Fi, Substrates, Panels

One of the key commentaries about the current semiconductor shortages is around where exactly the bottlenecks are. The traditional interpretation of a semiconductor shortage implies that not enough silicon...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/4/2021

Intel to Invest $3.5 Billion USD into Foveros and EMIB Production in Rio Rancho

At a news conference today, Intel has announced that its Rio Rancho campus in New Mexico will be getting an investment of $3.5 billion USD for an expansion of...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/3/2021

AMD Reports Q1 2021 Earnings: Firing on All Cylinders and Setting Records

As Q1 earnings season continues to roll along, on deck today is AMD, who is getting the privilege of reporting some very positive earnings for the first three months...

75 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2021

Intel Confirms Tiger Lake-U Refresh Later in 2021

The combination of Intel’s ability to drive 10nm product onto the shelves coupled with silicon supply chain shortages has put into question exactly what might be coming into the...

36 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/27/2021

Arm Announces Neoverse V1, N2 Platforms & CPUs, CMN-700 Mesh: More Performance, More Cores, More Flexibility

Today Arm is announcing the details on the new Neoverse V1 and N2 CPU microarchitectures, impressive at +50% and +40% IPC, as well as the new CMN-700 mesh network...

96 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/27/2021

Microsoft and Intel Enable AI-Backed Protection Against CPU Cryptocoin Mining

The fervor of cryptocoin mining has consumed a large part of the semiconductor industry of late. The demands for high performance silicon to mine these virtual assets with value...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/27/2021

MLPerf Inference v1.0: 2000 Suite Results, New Power Measurements

There has been a strong desire for a series of industry standard machine learning benchmarks, akin to the SPEC benchmarks for CPUs, in order to compare relative solutions. Over...

11 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/21/2021

Cerebras Unveils Wafer Scale Engine Two (WSE2): 2.6 Trillion Transistors, 100% Yield

The last few years has seen a glut of processors enter the market with the sole purpose of accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads. Due to the different...

136 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/20/2021

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