Intel Considering German Fab Near Munich

Intel Considering German Fab Near Munich

A minister of the German state of Bavaria has confirmed that the state is in discussions with Intel about building a local fab, Reuters reported today. Economy Minister Hubert Aiwanger did not detail how the negotiations were proceeding but indicated that Bavaria offered Intel at least one possible location. Pat Gelsinger, Intel’s CEO, visited Europe in…

TSMC to Start Risk Production Using 4nm Node in Q3

TSMC to Start Risk Production Using 4nm Node in Q3

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is on track to start risk production of chips using its N4 (4 nm) fabrication technology in the third quarter, according to TSMC and DigiTimes’ sources in the semiconductor supply chain. The new node will enable chipmakers to slightly shrink the N5 design and further optimize power consumption and performance in 2022.  (Image…

Homemade Synth as Easy as Pi

Homemade Synth as Easy as Pi

Guitars are 3,000 years old and the piano dates back to 1700, so musical instruments are facing a serious crisis of modernity. Why not, then, create your own, new, musical instrument, and show Mozart what for? This is precisely what design engineer Simon Martin has done, by merging forty year old home computer technology with…