Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
abraxalito
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
abraxalito   7/28/2012 1:29:21 PM
NO RATINGS
I have a question. Intel is the undisputed foundry leader - no doubt about that. So why would the world leader in foundry process need 'validation' for what it said from its followers?

cdhmanning
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
cdhmanning   7/27/2012 3:35:00 AM
NO RATINGS
I think "articles" like this are a sign of the times. Looks like EETimes is no longer really editing and is just becoming a low-quality channel for press releases and FUD-talk. The purpose of having an editorial is to keep the quality and screen out this sort of junk. Without that you're just cashing in a once-valuable brand. When the quality goes down, so will the advertising revenue. Oh well, once ESD stopped printing this was bound to happen...

Hillol
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
Hillol   7/26/2012 2:53:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes system is very key. In M2M or wireless, system performance is required. Process node can not solve all issues. HW+SW+Acceptance - that is market.

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
KB3001   7/25/2012 1:45:16 AM
NO RATINGS
Read what I said above. On its own transistor/process technology is not enough these days. ARM and Co. have low power architectures, more efficient software tools, and a much larger ecosystem, which can more than compensate for a loss of 30% in power or speed performance at the transistor level (if proven). Of course, they will always seek to catch up with the latest and best transistor/process technology but that's not all what they are about. I repeat, system performance is not dictated by transistor/process performance alone. Intel want you to think that way because they are an IDM who want you locked into their way of doing things.

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
resistion   7/25/2012 1:20:46 AM
NO RATINGS
Intel's fins are like varying shape triangles (as pointed out in earlier articles). The leakage variation impact is clearer here: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/david-manners-semiconductor-blog/2012/06/intels-finfets-are-complicated.html

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
resistion   7/25/2012 1:08:40 AM
NO RATINGS
About TSMC or foundries in general, they will never adopt new technologies unless it is clear customers will go for it. That is why they are not so "self-driven" as Intel or Samsung might be. That is why you need ARM or Qualcomm to first sign up. Even then, there is general reluctance. What if it is just one customer? Should other customers benefit so easily without putting in so much develop time? Etc.

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
resistion   7/25/2012 1:03:52 AM
NO RATINGS
The Ivy Bridge advantage over Sandy Bridge is not 100% clear: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overclocking-core-i7-3770k,3198-5.html http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overclocking-core-i7-3770k,3198-3.html

vdara
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
vdara   7/25/2012 12:50:18 AM
NO RATINGS
So, why do ARM and TSMC bother to announce that they have FinFET in the roadmap? Since nobody cares it anyway.

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
KB3001   7/24/2012 8:57:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Yeah, but what about the overall system performance, power consumption, battery life, software and hardware eco-system? Neaaahh, who cares, it's FinFET technology after all :-)

askubel
User Rank
Rookie
re: Intel vindicated by TSMC/ARM announcement
askubel   7/24/2012 7:09:40 PM
NO RATINGS
You mean benefits like 30% less power consumption on average vs 32nm? I for one, applaud Intel for marketing the technology behind these benefits rather than just telling consumers "It's faster, so buy it"

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

What's the Best Traveling Toolkit?
Max Maxfield
13 comments
A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
10 comments
A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
159 comments
Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)