More cheap Processor yay.

Samsung has taped out 14nm ARM CPU with finfet. Hey Samsung, so are we going to get it by 2014?

The Cortex-A7 processor test chip was implemented by Cadence in collaboration with ARM and Samsung. Cadence delivered a full RTL-to-signoff flow, building upon a tool set that has been thoroughly tested on 20nm designs requiring automated double patterning. The tight collaboration with Samsung and ARM enabled Cadence to hone its technology for 14nm FinFET designs, paving the way for 14nm market readiness. ARM used Cadence tools to develop the 14nm FinFET libraries, and Cadence tools were also used for a full-flow RTL-to-signoff tapeout of the processor core on Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process, as well as chip-level integration and verification. samsungtomorrow, androidheadlines

TSMC is building Giant fab in the US.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. CEO Morris Chang confirms that his company is contemplating another U.S. factory, but says the hunt has no connection to Apple.

“The U.S. is one of the places under consideration,” Chang said at the annual Supply Chain Management Forum in Taiwan, according to Taipei Times. “But this has nothing to do with Apple.” oregonlive

Samsung to Proceed With $4 Billion Austin Plant Expansion

the world’s second-largest semiconductor maker, said it will go ahead with a $4 billion expansion of its U.S. chip plants in Austin, Texas, betting on surging demand for smartphone processors. bloomberg

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By 2014 or so, the entire planet will be flooded with advanced chip for sure. More chip please. I want my toys.

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