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While everyone is still “oooohing” and “ahhhhing” at the raw power and efficiency provided by 45nm chips such as Intel's Penryn lineup, TSMC was looking forward to the next big thing: 40nm.“Following successful tapeouts and customer announcements of its 45nm process technology in 2007, TSMC has moved forward quickly and developed an enhanced 40LP and 40G process that delivers industry-leading performance with 40nm density. The 45nm node provided double the gate density of 65nm, while the new 40nm node features manufacturing innovations that enable its LP and G processes to deliver a 2.35 raw gate density improvement of the 65nm offering. The transition from 45nm to 40nm low power technology reduces... Read more...
Intel To Build 300mm Wafer Fabrication Facility In China Fab 68 in Dalian is $2.5 Billion Investment BEIJING, March 26, 2007 - Intel Corporation today announced plans to build a 300-millimeter (mm) wafer fabrication facility (fab) in the coastal Northeast China city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The $2.5 billion investment for the factory designated Fab 68 will become Intel's first wafer fab in Asia and adds significant investment to Intel's existing operations in China. "China is our fastest-growing major market and we believe it's critical that we invest in markets that will provide for future growth to better serve our customers," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.... Read more...
Legendary game designer Peter Molyneux has mentioned that upcoming X-Box 360 title Fable 2 will have some very interesting features: Guns Marriage Highly interactive canine companion Sex Larger levels Condoms More levels Having virtual children Will divorce be a feature in an expansion or PC port? "It will occur 500 years later than the first game, at the dawn of the age of the gun. You'll be able to do things like purchase anything in the game or even purchase castles. You can court women or men, get married, have protected or unprotected sex (I know that you Americans can't stand that) and then have kids. You can play either a female character or a male, though you're still unable to create... Read more...
Good Morning All! Intel gave us some details on their next gen manufacturing process today and we thought we'd share them with you.  We also got a sneak peek at their next gen "Penryn" core processor.   Have a look and enjoy!  ... Read more...
Intel's impressive manufacturing process capabilities and fab resources are well known throughout the industry. In fact, most would argue that their manufacturing prowess has played a large part in the company's success. They've had many "firsts" over the years due to process advancements, the most recent of which was their successful cross-over from 90nm to 65nm mass production.  Due to that success Intel has already shipped millions of processors manufactured at 65nm. Today, Intel is announcing a breakthrough that will affect future products scheduled to be manufactured using the company's even more advanced 45nm process. A major issue... Read more...
Avis is teaming up with Autonet Mobile to offer a WiFi hotspot that serves the rental car, and about a hundred foot radius around it. Autonet Mobile's In-Car Router is about the size of a laptop and draws power from the car's cigarette lighter outlet. The hardware itself is a bridge for a cellular provider's 3G network (Avis will likely have contracts with 3G providers around the country), acting as a WiFi gateway for those connected to it. Other 3G-WiFi bridges are already available from the likes of Linksys and Kyocera, but this appears to be the first targeted exclusively at vehicles. Business travelers will have one fewer excuse to offer about why they didn't see the e-mail.... Read more...
Traditionally a key Fab strictly for ATI's GPU production, Digitimes reports that UMC supposedly has landed an order from NVIDIA to produce 90u GPU's. Although few details regarding the deal are known, this is surely a move on NVIDIA's part to assist in keeping costs down and ensure that there is always enough volume of chipsets in the channel. With TSMC, IBM, and now UMC producing NVIDIA's GPU's it seems as though the company is very well protected against any major shortage or yield issues thanks to the redundancy of their efforts. Hopefully, this means we'll be seeing more volume of parts in stores after they launch.... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted a brief but very interesting rumor in which AMD is supposedly talking with NVIDIA over a possible relationship where the company's unused Feb 30 plant could be used to produce NVIDIA parts. Given the history and success the two company have shared over the years with the nForce platform, it is easy to make an argument why this partnership could realistically happen. However, given the recent market share gains into the lucrative Intel platform as of late it would seem that NVIDIA would be shooting themselves in the foot. Looking at the Intel-exclusive Dell and their latest involvement with NVIDIA for both GPU's and chipsets (for Quad-SLI), it seems logical to assume that... Read more...
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