Apple and Intel are currently in a race, trying to hire the same former Texas Instruments engineers from Israel.
GlobalFoundries delivered a 1-2 punch today, announcing the 14nm process for 2014. The semiconductor maker plans to manufacture chips in 14nm node named "eXtreme Mobility", offering FinFET three-dimensional transistors and Fully Depleted SOI to boot.
Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Company (or simply Rockchip) is mostly known for its low-power silicon which powers numerous entry-level tablets, smartphones, digital frames, personal media players etc. The company recently unveiled its high-performing chips, the RK 3000 Series.
Behind the scenes, Intel is trying to raise uncertainty around its competitors in the mobile field which have as crushing share as Intel has on the PC market. However, with continuous delays of their next-gen hardware, one must ask is "Intel's manufacturing advantage" really all that?
Come the second half of this year, we can expect smartphones and tablets with improved wireless connectivity, at least if Texas Instruments has anything to do with it. Its new WiLink 8.0 series of wireless connectivity solutions will bring a range of new features to smartphones, some more useful than others.