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This week, Broadcom announced that it would exit the LTE modem market and shut down its LTE research division. The move comes less than a year after Broadcom bought Renesas' (formerly known as NEC) LTE modem -- and that purchase was supposed to give Broadcom a leg up in modem design after its own in-house LTE product had failed to ship. With Broadcom gone, Qualcomm is, for all intents and purposes, the Emperor of LTE mountain. The market shift has happened quickly -- look at where revenue share sat in 2009, when 4G was still on the horizon and 3G modems were the norm.   Qualcomm is still the... Read more...
Intel made headlines last year when it announced that it would fab 22nm products for FPGA designer Achronix. This week, the company has unveiled an additional 22nm partner. Santa Clara will also be building parts for Tabula and will build that company's new Spacetime microprocessors. Tabula claims that its new chip "uses time as a third dimension to deliver unmatched capability and affordability. Tabula achieves this breakthrough by combining the Spacetime hardware that dynamically reconfigures logic, memory, and interconnect at multi-GHz rates with the Spacetime compiler that manages this ultra-rapid... Read more...
There's cheerful news from Sunnyvale today; AMD is claiming to now lead the discrete mobile GPU market with a 36.5 percent market share gain and a whopping 87.2 percent more units sold in the first six months of 2009 compared to the first six months of 2008. At this point, AMD claims to hold 53 percent of the discrete mobile market, and credits the jump in sales to the strong positioning of the ATI Mobility HD 4000 series. AMD points to design wins with HP (the dv6T), Acer, Samsung, Asus, and MSI, but the HD 4570 also tips up as the default option on Dell's Studio 15 and on HP's ProBook series.... Read more...
After months of anticipation and speculation, revised Xbox 360 consoles built around the new Jasper platform have finally appeared in the wild. Jasper employs an updated GPU manufactured using 65nm process, as opposed to the 90nm process used for the original revision. Other than the GPU, however, a few more changes have been made as well, as reported by the folks at Xbox-Scene… “The motherboard design didn't change much, besides the bigger flash and what's probably the new 65nm GPU, we also see a new south bridge model...the rest (videochip, CPU, heatsinks, general board layout) seems pretty much... Read more...
According to Digitimes, AMD isn't going to bother releasing two 65 nanometer scale dual core chips they had in the development pipeline. AMD originally planned to launch two 65nm dual-core Phenom processors codenamed Kuma for the desktop PC market in May or June this year, however the company has recently suspended the plans and will let its Athlon X2 5600B processor cover the market until the company enters 45nm production, according to sources at motherboard makers.AMD realizes they must get down to the 45nm scale architecture to effectively compete with Intel, whose 45nm Penryns have been out... Read more...
Microsoft had all sorts of trouble with the reliability of its XBox 360. Tales of the "Red Ring of Death" gave potential buyers pause, and Microsoft spend a small fortune replacing defective units. One of the main reasons the game console was so fragile is that the 90nm scale GPU ran very hot. 65nm chips to the rescue!Microsoft will make available its Jasper version of XBox360 game consoles in August this year and has contracted dedicated chipmakers to build chips for the latest machine. Contracts for manufacturing, packaging and testing the 65nm Xenon microprocessors have gone to International... Read more...
There has been a lot of buzz about Sony's 40GB PS3, but sadly it looks like not all of the buzz is correct.  Sure it's still cheaper than the other current PS3/PS3 bundles, but it's not going to save you as much on electricity as you might have thought because it's still using a 90nm chip.“A Sony spokesperson has told Heise Online that the 40GB model continues to use 90mn processors, but does feature an updated design with a lower power consumption of just 120 to 140 watts, compared to 180 to 200 watts for the older models. Sony says its still planning on moving to 65nm processors in the near... Read more...
When AMD came out with their first 65nm X2 CPUs, a lot of fans were wondering if AMD was going to be in a good position to ramp up their existing X2 line.  If that happened, AMD might have been able to close some of the performance gap between the Core 2 Duo and the X2.Sadly, that never happened.  Instead, fans and hardware aficionados ended up scratching their heads, and have been puzzling over the whole situation ever since.Initially it was rumored that AMD may have been experiencing technical difficulties with the new process, something that is actually quite common in the industry.  A new process... Read more...
AMD Delivers the Ultimate Mobile Platform with New 65nm AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology NVIDIA and Broadcom join AMD to showcase platform performance advantages in 3D graphics, Wireless Range and Throughput, and Battery Life SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 2, 2007 - NVIDIA and Broadcom joined AMD (NYSE: AMD) to showcase the 3D graphics, wireless, battery life, and compute performance advantages of next-generation AMD mobile platforms at an event held in San Francisco today.  Based on superior technologies from the AMD Better by Design program... Read more...
Hello All. We've just posted a new article at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of AMD's new 65nm Brisbane core based Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor. We compare its performance, power consumption, and overclockability to a 90nm Windsor based 5000+ throughout the article for a direct apples-to-apples comparison. Here's a snip: "With this transition, cost is a major factor, of course, but not just from a manufacturing perspective. With the change over to 65nm, AMD has also sharpened their focus on power... Read more...
  At the end of 2006, AMD announced the availability of processors built using the company's 65nm manufacturing process, which is first being implemented with the Athlon 64 X2 product line. The move to 65nm brings a number of advantages for both AMD and consumers. From AMD's standpoint, the more advanced manufacturing process allows for more processors to be produced per wafer, therefore improving manufacturing efficiency and in turn profit margins. Ultimately, the aim is to let this savings trickle down into retail channels, lowering AMD's costs and potentially the cost of... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting that the refresh to NVIDIA's G80 GPU (GeForce 8 Series), which is probably code-named G81 if history is an indicator, will be manufactured on TSMC's 65nm process node. "THE G80 replacement looks like it might be known as G81, and it appears that Nvidia will take the radical step of making it at 65 nanometre. That is what's been rumoured in China and Taiwan and according to sources close to or inside TSMC." Whether the refresh to G80 is built at 65nm or 80nm,... Read more...
According to a report at CNET, Intel is in the process of launching a new fabrication facility in China. The new facility will focus on producing multi-core processors at the 65nm level. Inside sources were unable to give exact details on date and costs of the facility, but considering previous facility projects, the new plant is estimated to cost Intel roughly $2.5 billion to $3.5 billion USD. Just several years ago, a full plant would cost Intel nearly $5 billion. Intel already has an established presence throughout China, making the new 65nm plant its third major operation in the country. Shanghai... Read more...
There has been a lot of news lately on Set Top Box (STB) System-on-Chip (SoCs) and dual High Definition (HD) mode devices, you can read more here, here and here. The latest news is a dual format, HD DVD/Blu-Ray decoder chip to be manufactured at 65nm for STBs. TMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the world's leading supplier of ICs for TV Set-Top Boxes (STBs)*, today announced a new dual-video-stream high-definition (HD) decoder chip, the STi7200, intended for STBs, digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD players. This very highly integrated System... Read more...
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