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Intel held its 2018 “Architecture Day” yesterday, where top execs plotted out the company’s direction for architecture and product roadmaps in the near-future and further out on the horizon. The event was held at a home once owned by Robert Noyce. Noyce, known as the "Mayor of Silicon Valley" back in the day, co-founded Intel in 1968 with Gordon Moore. This mansion setting was a perfect backdrop for Intel to underscore its new direction for the analysts and journalists in attendance. Intel has been under intense pressure due to delays of volume ramp of its 10nm process fabricated... Read more...
Intel is well behind schedule with its 10nm process tech; it is years behind schedule in fact. As a result, the company has pushed its 14nm process to tech to the limit with a number of design refreshes. However, the company says that it is still on track to deliver volume production of its 10nm consumer processors in late 2019 and for the sever market in 2020 (we should note that that limited 10nm chips have shipped out, albeit with their integrated GPUs disabled). With that being said, while Intel's full-scale 10nm rollout has been delayed, Murthy Renduchintala,... Read more...
Intel has sent out press invites for its "Intel Architectural Day", which will take place on Tuesday, December 11th. The chip company will hold two primary sessions during the day: one which will pertain to “Intel Architecture Strategy” and a second that will delve into "Advanced Client and Data Centric Architectures and Technologies". The invite goes on to state, “Join us as we take a look at how Intel's innovation will bring breakthroughs in new products and experiences.” It should come as no surprise that most of us would be quick to assume that Intel will discuss its... Read more...
Intel has some exciting products in the pipeline, including its first modern discrete GPU tentatively scheduled to release in 2020, and 10-nanometer processors (Cannon Lake) that will (finally) ship in volume at the end of 2019 (barring another delay, of course). These and other technologies might be discussed at an upcoming technology event. Details are sparse, but according to Anandtech, Intel is inviting "only a few press" to an Architecture Summit being held in a few weeks. It's not known exactly what Intel plans to talk about at the event, only that it will be "an exclusively small affair"... Read more...
Intel has been put through the ringer recently due to the numerous delays facing its 10nm process node, and with good reason given how long the company has milked the 14nm node. Just yesterday, the company was forced to issue a public statement (via Twitter) to refute a report claiming that the company had abandoned its 10nm process technology altogether. Despite all the drama, there are 10nm Intel Core processors already making the rounds, including the Cannon Lake based Core i3-8121U, which has its integrated GPU disabled. Now, we're getting a quick and dirty look at an alleged... Read more...
Earlier today, a report was making the rounds claiming that Intel had abruptly decided to kill its 10nm chip production. The possibility that Intel would mothball its 10nm line definitely caught a lot of attention because the company has admitted to delays in bring processors based on the manufacturing tech to market, and volume production wasn't expected to occur until the second half of 2019. The original report that alleged that Intel 10nm tech is dead stemmed from Semi Accurate, which wrote: Now we are hearing from trusted moles that the process is indeed dead and that is a good... Read more...
Intel has some potential trouble on its hands. The company warned about potential supply issues with its 14nm processors as early as July, when it announced its Q2 2018 earnings. At the time, the company said that its delayed 10nm processors had resulted in unanticipated additional demand for its 14nm processors. These shortages have affected all of Intel's processor lines (server, desktop, notebooks), including its newly released Whiskey Lake notebook processors. Luckily for Intel, it has a backup plan. The company announced this month in a support document [PDF]... Read more...
Late April was the last time that Intel gave us a real status update on how things are coming along with 10nm chip production. At the time, the company said that products based on its 10nm process node wouldn't arrive until 2019. That "miss" came after we were previously told that 10nm Cannon Lake parts would be shipping late 2017, which then slipped to late 2018. "Intel is currently shipping low-volume 10 nm product and now expects 10 nm volume production to shift to 2019," said Intel in its Q1 2018 earnings report. Intel reported its Q2 2018 earnings yesterday, and provided another update... Read more...
It seems as though we have been waiting an eternity for Cannon Lake to arrive in volume, and barring any further delays, it will be here in mass quantities next year. In the meantime, Intel has already released a 10-nanometer processor in mobile form, that being the Core i3-8121U, giving us a glimpse of Cannon Lake. It also gives us an opportunity to dissect the architecture a tad and see what Intel's 10nm process brings to the table. In case you missed it, the Core i3-8121U made its first appearance last month inside Lenovo's IdeaPad 330 ultraportable laptop. The CPU is also listed on Intel's... Read more...
Earlier this week, a curious laptop from Lenovo leaked onto the internet. The IdeaPad 330 showed up in Asia sporting an Intel Cannon Lake processor; more specifically, the Core i3-8121U. Intel recently stated that Cannon Lake processors wouldn’t be shipping in volume until 2019, but it appears that the Core i3-8121U is an exception to that rule. Some sleuthing by Hexus revealed that the Core i3-8121U is now represented in Intel’s ARK database, which is a first for a Cannon Lake-based processor. As previously reported, the Core i3-8121U is built on Intel’s... Read more...
Lenovo recently unveiled several new budget IdeaPad laptops with prices starting at just $249, but apparently one of the new models is serving as a launchpad of sorts for Intel's 10-nanometer Cannon Lake processors. The 10nm part was spotted in a listing in China for Lenovo's IdeaPad 330-15, a 15.6-inch laptop with a 1366x768 resolution priced at 3,299 yuan, which works out to around $520 in US currency. It feels like we have been waiting ages for Cannon Lake to arrive, though that is exaggerating things a bit. Still, it has not been easy for Intel to streamline its 10nm production process, as... Read more...
It seems like we have been waiting for Intel to release its Cannon Lake lineup for a hundred years now (slight exaggeration). That day is fast approaching, however, with Intel having already shown off a Cannon Lake wafer to the public several months ago. Now what looks to be the first Cannon Lake chip has made an unofficial debut on SiSoftware's SANDRA database, along with several unreleased Coffee Lake processors. Assuming the leak is legitimate (as always, take these things with several grains of salt), it suggests that Intel has begun shipping out engineering samples of Cannon Lake to OEMs and... Read more...
It seems as though every few months we hear of a new semiconductor breakthrough from Samsung, and today is no different. The company just announced that it has built the world's smallest 8-gigabyte DDR4 DRAM chips ever, thanks to its second-generation 10nm manufacturing process (which Samsung refers to as 1y-nm). The 8Gb DDR4 RAM is claimed to have a 30 percent productivity gain over its predecessor, while boosting performance and efficiency levels by 10 and 15 percent respectively. With regards to performance, Samsung says that its new 8Gb DDR4 DRAM chips operate at 3600 Mbps compared to 3,200... Read more...
Samsung has quietly announced a new flagship mobile system-on-chip, the Exynos 9810. The South Korean electronics giant brought up the new chip almost as an aside, wedging it into a long press release that is primarily focused on bragging about racking up a few dozen CES 2018 Innovation Awards, including awards for Fitness, Sports, and Biotech for the Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear IconX.It is the first time that Samsung has won Innovation Awards in those particular categories, and while that is neat and all, we are more interested in the Exynos 9810 system-on-chip (SoC), which will undoubtedly... Read more...
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