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SK hynix develops world’s first 72-layer NAND chip

Korean flash manufacturer SK hynix has designed a 72-layer 3D NAND chip offering 256Gb capacity. Based on the firm’s triple-level cell (TLC) arrays and proprietary technologies, the new memory chip follows on from SK hynix’s 48-layer chip, which has been in mass production since November 2016. The latest chip has seen SK hynix enhance its… Read More

Samsung starts mass production of 10nm chips

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass-production of its 10-nanometre chips, claiming to be the first semiconductor manufacturer to start building the technology on a commercial scale. While the Korean electronics giant did not mention who it is producing the transistors for, South Korea’s Electronic Times reported that the deal is to manufacture Qualcomm’s… Read More

Law-defying transistor smashes industry ‘limit’, measures just 1nm

U.S. researchers have unveiled the world’s smallest transistor reported to date, combining a new mix of materials, which makes even the tiniest silicon-based transistor appear ginormous in comparison. The team, led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, designed the minuscule transistor with a working one-nanometre gate – far surpassing any industry… Read More

Intel begins shipping Stratix 10 FPGA chip samples

Intel has begun shipping samples of its new Stratix 10 programmable chips, targeting customers looking to boost performance in data centres and cloud and web-scale environments dealing in fast processing and heavy data workloads. In an official blog post, Dan McNamara, Intel’s corporate VP and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group, noted how his unit… Read More

Self-checking chip hunts out its own defects, signs of sabotage

In a bid to mitigate risks from malicious circuitry, researchers have designed a chip solution which comprises an embedded module to verify calculations and an external module to validate initial proofs. Concerned with the opportunities for bad actors to manipulate circuitry along the chip supply chain, Siddharth Garg, an electrical and computer engineering professor at… Read More

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