High Performance Ecosystem for 14nm-FinFET ASICs with 2.5D Integrated HBM2 Memory

High Performance Ecosystem for 14nm-FinFET ASICs with 2.5D Integrated HBM2 Memory
by Mitch Heins on 02-07-2018 at 10:00 am


High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) systems have been successfully used for some time now in the network switching and high-performance computing (HPC) spaces. Now, adding fuel to the HBM fire, there is another market that shares similar system requirements as HPC and that is Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially AI systems doing… Read More


Samsung Note7 Recall Was Handled Pretty Well But Not Perfect

Samsung Note7 Recall Was Handled Pretty Well But Not Perfect
by Patrick Moorhead on 12-11-2016 at 7:00 am

Samsung Electronics recently issued a voluntary recall on their newly released Galaxy Note7 devices, saying the battery cells of the device have the potential to overheat and pose a safety risk. Obviously, any recall is a serious matter and doesn’t ever look good for the company in question. However, I think Samsung has handled… Read More


Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype

Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-27-2016 at 7:00 am

You may not know this, but on-time delivery at expected performance with 5G is being determined right now in engineering labs across the globe. This is true even though end user deployments won’t be for another three to four years. You see, the ground is being laid right now with manufacturers, operators and standards bodies. With… Read More


Samsung is NOT a Foundry!

Samsung is NOT a Foundry!
by Daniel Nenni on 04-01-2011 at 5:47 pm


Samsung is the #1 electronics company, the #2 semiconductor company, and for 20+ years the world’s largest memory chip maker. Analysts expect Samsung to catch Intel by the year 2014. In the foundry business however Samsung is a distant #9 after more than a five year investment and here’s why:

Foundry 2010 Revenue:
(1) TSMC $13B
(2)Read More