Intel Icelake Server Die Size & Floorplan Inefficiencies Revealed

Dylan Patel

Icelake server CPUs are set to qualify for production at the end of Q4 2020 and ramp in Q1 2021

Apple A14 Die Annotation and Analysis – Terrifying Implications For The Industry

Dylan Patel

Despite TSMC’s claims of a 1.35x shrink on SRAM, Apple’s system cache has only shrunk 1.22x. This has far reaching implications for the industry.
Designers cannot use increased LLC sizes as a crutch forever given N5’s 1.35x SRAM shrink and N3’s paltry 1.2x.

Apple’s A14 Packs 134 Million Transistors/mm², but Falls Short of TSMC’s Density Claims

Dylan Patel

Our friends over at ICmasters have delved into the package of the Apple A14 Bionic. The die size has been

Jensen Huang’s Vision For Data Center Dominance Will Destroy The Arm Ecosystem

Dylan Patel

Over time, Jensen Huang will muscle out other Arm vendors supplementing them with Nvidia’s in-house designs. The open Arm ecosystem will be hijacked, and be replaced with a closed off ecosystem rivaling or exceeding that of Intel and AMD.

LAM Research (LRCX) Dry Deposit and Resist Could Become a Multi-Billion Dollar Business

Dylan Patel

The dry photoresist technology LAM has developed could become a multiple billion dollars business by the end of the decade.

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