AMD, GlobalFoundries Commit to $1.6 Billion Wafer Supply Deal

May 13, 2021

AMD plans to purchase $1.6 billion worth of wafers from GlobalFoundries in the 2022 to 2024 timeframe, the chipmaker revealed today (May 13) in an SEC filing. In the face of global semiconductor shortages and record-high demand, AMD is renegotiating its Wafer Supply Agreement and bumping up capacity. Read more…

Intel Invests $3.5 Billion in New Mexico Fab to Focus on Foveros Packaging Technology

May 3, 2021

Intel announced it is investing $3.5 billion in its Rio Rancho, New Mexico, facility to support its advanced 3D manufacturing and packaging technology, Foveros. Read more…

Intel Teams with National Labs for Major Leaps in Semiconductors, Neuromorphics

October 2, 2020

After facing setbacks in its semiconductor execution, including a delay in its 7nm node, Intel is announcing two partnerships with U.S. national labs that reaffirm its commitment to advanced computing: first, a partnership with the DOE and the national labs that focuses on developing next-generation semiconductors and manufacturing techniques; and second... Read more…

US Chip Industry Launches Apprenticeships

August 12, 2020

As efforts ramp up to revive U.S. chip manufacturing, the nation’s largest pure-play foundry services provider is teaming with an industry group to advance a Read more…

10nm, 7nm, 5nm…. Should the Chip Nanometer Metric Be Replaced?

June 1, 2020

The biggest cool factor in server chips is the nanometer. AMD beating Intel to a CPU built on a 7nm process node* – with 5nm and 3nm on the way – has been i Read more…

COVID-19 Clouds Chip Forecasts

April 15, 2020

Uncertainty over the duration and impact of COVID-19 on the global economy is prompting uncertain forecasts in key technology segments like semiconductors, a ma Read more…

Uncertainty Plagues Chip Foundries, HPC Sector

March 23, 2020

Semiconductor market analysts are divided in their assessments of how long and widespread will be the impact of the coronavirus on global foundry revenues and f Read more…

Summer Reading: IEEE Spectrum’s Chip Hall of Fame

July 17, 2017

Take a trip down memory lane – the Mostek MK4096 4-kilobit DRAM, for instance. Perhaps processors are more to your liking. Remember the Sh-Boom processor (198 Read more…

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