News Archive

July, 2012
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

UMC Seeks for Strategic Investors to Sell 10% Stake in the Company. UMC  Semiconductor
[11:47 am]

UMC Sees Major Changes on the Semiconductor Market, Seeks Strategic Partners


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Leading Video Game Developer Considers Windows 8 "A Catastrophe". Valve Software  Windows  Windows 8  Valve  Microsoft  Linux  Apple  Mac OS
[1:21 pm]

Gabe Newell Thinks Windows 8 Creates Closed Ecosystem for Microsoft, Points to Linux as New Opportunity


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

TSMC Boosts Output of 28nm Chips by Nearly 70% in the Second Quarter. TSMC  Semiconductor  28nm  40nm  65nm  55nm  80nm  90nm  130nm  150nm  Business
[1:13 pm]

TSMC Plans to Make 68 Thousand 300mm Wafers Using 28nm Process by Year End


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Apple iPad Sets New Record in Shipments as Other Apple Products Drop or Stagnate. Apple  iPhone  iPad  iPod  Mac  Macintosh  iOS  Mac OS
[12:40 pm]

Sales of Apple Products Up 22.3% Year-over-Year

TSMC Believes It Makes Sense to Dedicate Fabs to Particular Customers. TSMC  Semiconductor  Apple  Nvidia  Qualcomm  20nm  16nm  28nm  FinFET
[12:32 pm]

TSMC May Start Building Dedicated Fabs for Certain Clients

Globalfoundries to Extend Production Capacities of Fab 8. Globalfoundries  Semiconductor  300mm  fab 8  20nm  28nm
[10:15 am]

Globalfoundries to Expand Cleanroom Area of Fab 8 Module 8


Monday, July 23, 2012

AMD Loses Another High-Ranking Executive in Less Than One Month. AMD  ATI  Microsoft  Nintendo  Sony  Xbox  Wii  Wii U  PlayStation  Xbox Next
[1:32 pm]

Vice President Bob Feldstein Leaves AMD for Rival Nvidia

ARM and TSMC Collaborate to Optimize Next-Generation 64-bit ARM Processors for FinFET Process Technology. TSMC  ARM  Cortex  ARMv8  Semiconductor  16nm  FinFET
[12:52 pm]

TSMC to Make ARMv8 64-Bit Microprocessors Using 16nm FinFET Process Tech


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Toshiba Does Not Expect SSDs to Become Commodity in Short Term.
[9:46 am]

SSDs Not Set to Become Commodity Products - Toshiba

Thunderbolt Interface to Boost Speed to 20Gb/s - Report. Intel  Thunderbolt  Falcon Ridge
[6:57 am]

Intel's New "Falcon Ridge" Controller to Enable New Speeds in 2014

TSMC Confirms Plans to Start Low-Volume 20nm Manufacturing Next Year. TSMC  28nm  20nm  Semiconductor
[4:11 am]

TSMC Expects to Produce 20nm Chips Only in Low Volumes


Friday, July 20, 2012

AMD Does Not See Necessity in Third Foundry Partner. AMD  TSMC  UMC  Globalfoundries  Semiconductor
[5:26 am]

AMD Plans to Stick to Globalfoundries and TSMC

Apple Hires High-Ranking Chip Designer from AMD. Apple  AMD  ATI  Trinity  Radeon
[3:40 am]

Designer of Trinity APU Leaves AMD for Apple, Joins Former Colleagues


Thursday, July 19, 2012

AMD: Macroeconomic Situation in the World Slowing Down Microprocessor Business. AMD  Llano  Fusion  Trinity  32nm  Opteron  Bulldozer  Business
[1:44 pm]

AMD Blames Global Economic Situation, Low Demand for Llano for Slowing Sales

Microsoft Sets Windows 8 Official Launch Date. Microsoft  Windows  Windows 8
[10:14 am]

Windows 8 to Become Available on Last Friday of October


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

USB Power Delivery Spec Finalized: New Devices Will Be Able to Get 100W of Power Through USB. USB
[7:07 am]

USB 3.0/100W Standard Is Here, New Devices Imminent


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Intel Takes Over Whamcloud, Designer of File System for Supercomputers. Intel  Whamcloud  Lustre  Exascale
[11:59 am]

Intel Buys Developer of Lustre Distributed File System


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Globalfoundries to Take Over IBM's Manufacturing Capacity - Rumour Resurrects. Globalfoundries  IBM. Semiconductor
[4:12 am]

New Challenges in Semiconductor World Can Lead to Transitions Across Manufacturing Industy


Friday, July 13, 2012

Qualcomm Reportedly Looking Forward to Make 28nm Chips at Globalfoundries. Globalfoundries  Qualcomm  28nm  Snapdragon  Semiconductor
[7:12 am]

Globalfoundries May Land 28nm Orders from Qualcomm


Thursday, July 12, 2012

All-in-One PCs Rapidly Gaining Popularity: 16.4 Million AIOs to Be Shipped This Year. Apple  Dell  HP  Quanta  Pegatron  Wistron  Acer  Lenovo
[2:13 pm]

AIOs Quickly Gaining Market Share, May Save Desktops from Extinction


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

AMD Receives $12.6 Million from U.S. Government to Fund Exascale Supercomputers Development. AMD  Exascale  Opteron  Bulldozer  Piledriver  Excavator  Steamroller  DRAM
[9:46 am]

AMD Gets Award to Fund Exascale Supercomputing Research


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Samsung and TSMC in Talks to Acquire 10% Stake in ASML. ASML  Semiconductor  450mm  Intel  TSMC  Samsung
[12:01 pm]

Samsung and TSMC May Also Become ASML Stakeholders to Accelerate 450mm Equipment Development

Toshiba Expands Research and Development Efforts. Toshiba  SSD  HDD  Big Data
[11:08 am]

Toshiba to Spend More R&D Efforts on Storage, Cloud, Energy Efficiency


Monday, July 9, 2012

Steve Ballmer: We Will Not Leave Any Space Uncovered to Apple. Microsoft  Surface  Windows 8  Windows  Windows Phone  Nokia  Samsung  HTC  Huawei
[2:55 pm]

Chief Exec of Microsoft Does Not Rule Out Own-Brand Handsets

Intel Buys Stake in ASML to Accelerate Development of 450mm and EUV Manufacturing Tools. Intel  ASML  450mm  EUV  Semiconductor
[2:47 pm]

Intel to Invest $4.1 Billion into ASML to Speed Up Creation of 450mm and EUV Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Availability by End of October. Microsoft  Windows 8  Windows
[10:12 am]

Microsoft Announces Upcoming Windows 8 Milestones


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Globalfoundries Vows to Ramp Up 28nm Production Quickly. Globalfoundries  Semiconductor  28nm  32nm  HKMG  TSMC  UMC  AMD
[2:16 pm]

Globalfoundries: We Have Shipped More HKMG Wafers Than Competitors Combined


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

UMC Licenses IBM's 20nm and FinFET Process Technologies. IBM  UMC  Semiconductor  FinFET  20nm  Globalfoundries  Samsung
[5:43 am]

IBM Provides UMC 20nm Manufacturing Process and FinFET 3D Transistors Tech

Microsoft Proposes Everyone to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. Microsoft  Windows 8  Windows
[3:04 am]

Microsoft Offers Affordable Way to Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro to Increase Adoption