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DDR5/DDR4 Solution for 5nm SoCs Launched

Synopsys has started offering its DDR5/DDR4 physical interface (PHY) and controller for next-generation system-on-chips (SoCs) that will be made using TSMC’s N5 (5 nm) fabrication technology. The IP package enable makers of SoCs to add support for both types of memory on their chips set to be made using TSMC’s N5 node. Synopsys is the…

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TSMC to Produce 5nm Chips for Cryptocurrency Mining

As Bitcoin and Ethereum reach record-high prices, miners can increase their spending on hardware and companies developing mining ASICs waste no time rolling out new models. Bitmain, a designer of mining accelerators, has reportedly placed an order with TSMC to produce an ASIC using the foundry’s latest N5 fabrication process (5 nm).   Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…