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TSMC Ramps 5nm, Discloses 3nm to Pack Over a Quarter-Billion Transistors Per Square Millimeter

TSMC reports a flat Q1 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ramps its 5nm node with good yield and discloses key 3-nanometer (N3) details. N3 will be a full node jump over N5 and is expected to offer over a quarter-billion transistors per each millimeter square of silicon.

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Ranovus Odin: Co-Packaging Next-Gen DC Switches and Accelerators With Silicon Photonics

Ranovus launches its Odin platform, a multi-wavelength Quantum Dot Laser (QDL) based silicon photonic engine which includes 800Gbps to 3.2Tbps single-chip engines as well as co-packaged optics scaling up to 51.2Tbps for next-generation data center switches and other HPC compute chips that require high bandwidth capacity.

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A Look at Intel Lakefield: A 3D-Stacked Single-ISA Heterogeneous Penta-Core SoC

A look at Lakefield, Intel’s new mobile-class heterogeneous penta-core SoC built using two dies 3D-stacked face-to-face using the company Foveros packaging technology.

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TSMC Details 5 nm

TSMC details its 5-nanometer node for mobile and HPC applications. The process features the industry’s highest density transistors with a high-mobility channel and highest-density SRAM cells.

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IBM Doubles Its 14nm eDRAM Density, Adds Hundreds of Megabytes of Cache

IBM doubles its 14-nanometer eDRAM density through physical design work, enabling the packing of hundreds of additional megabytes of cache on the latest z15 microprocessor and system controller.

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TSMC Announces 2x Reticle CoWoS For Next-Gen 5nm HPC Applications

TSMC announces an enhancement to its CoWoS packaging technology with support for up to 2x the reticle size. The new technology is ready for next-generation 5-nanometer HPC applications.

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CEA-Leti Demos a 6-Chiplet 96-Core 3D-Stacked MIPS Processor

CEA-Leti demonstrates a high-performance microprocessor architecture with a 96-core MIPS processor built with six chiplets 3D-stacked on an active interposer die.

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Intel Refreshes 2nd Gen Xeon Scalable, Slashes Prices

Intel refreshes its second-generation Xeon Scalable lineup mid-cycle with new mainstream dual-socket CPUs, improving the performance-per-dollar by as much as 2x over original SKUs.

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Radeon RX 5700: Navi and the RDNA Architecture

A look at AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 GPU built on a 7-nanometer process based on the new Navi microarchitecture and RDNA graphics architecture.

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7nm Boosted Zen 2 Capabilities but Doubled the Challenges

The transition to 7 nm greatly enhanced AMD silicon capabilities but introduced new drastic design challenges that required new place and route methodologies and wire engineering.

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