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Intel slipped—and its future now depends on making everyone else’s chips

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich Lawson) Last month, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger stepped to a podium on a hazy, wind-whipped day just outside Phoenix. “Isn’t this awesome! ” Gelsinger exclaimed, gesturing over his shoulder. Behind him, two large pieces of construction equipment posed theatrically atop the ocher Arizona soil, framing an organized tangle of […]

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Intel Foundry Services gets a boost from $100M Pentagon award for US-made chips

Enlarge (credit: ony Avelar/Bloomberg ) Intel announced Monday that it has been awarded a contract for foundry services through a Department of Defense program intended to support leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing in the US. Though Intel’s share of the estimated $100 million award wasn’t disclosed, it is certain to boost Intel’s fledgling Foundry Services division that […]

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AMD triples Zen 3 CPU cache using 3D stacking technology

This exploded diagram shows an additional 64MiB of L3 cache atop the center of the CCD, with structural silicon inserts to either side of the new layer. [credit: AMD ] Yesterday at Computex 2021, AMD CEO Lisa Su showed off the company’s next big performance play—3D stacked chiplets, allowing the company to triple the amount […]