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Samsung could form a silicon supergroup with former AMD fab to take on TSMC
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Samsung could form a silicon supergroup with former AMD fab to take on TSMC

Korean media is suggesting “the most potential candidates” to pick up AMD’s one-time manufacturing wing, Global Foundries, will be local legends Samsung and SK Hynix. The reports of the company’s largest shareholder trying to offload its stake in the third largest semiconductor foundry in the world came out last week, and the rumours are gaining momentum of control shifting to South Korea. read more

AMD’s Radeon VII outdated already as TSMC sets 7nm EUV rollout for March
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AMD’s Radeon VII outdated already as TSMC sets 7nm EUV rollout for March

TSMC is looking to take its 7nm EUV process node on the road in March. The company’s current 7nm process recently made its gaming debut with the Radeon VII, the “world’s first 7nm gaming GPU” from AMD, showing off what a difference a process node can make. But to keep Moore’s momentum up, the fab has now announced an EUV-augmented 7nm process will be ready to roll out in March. read more

AMD dismisses Nvidia’s DLSS for its “image artefacts” and “harsh scaling”
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AMD dismisses Nvidia’s DLSS for its “image artefacts” and “harsh scaling”

Around the launch of the AMD Radeon VII there was a bit of talk, and a lot of confusion, about the red team’s GPUs being capable of matching Nvidia’s DLSS technology. But in a pre-launch briefing AMD representatives dismissed the effectiveness of the GeForce-only post-processing effect, suggesting non-proprietary SMAA and TAA could “offer superior combinations of image quality and performance.” read more

AMD claims 7nm is a “big competitive advantage” over its rivals in 2019
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AMD claims 7nm is a “big competitive advantage” over its rivals in 2019

On the back of its recent earnings call and bold 2019 predictions, AMD’s stock has had its best day in around three years. But Dr. Lisa Su is positive it’s not setting itself up for a fall by being so ambitious. The announcement that its 2018 full year revenue had grown 23% year-on-year, and represented a second year of double digit revenue growth, has seen AMD’s share price go up by 20% in a single day. read more