TSMC May Initiate Production of Low-Power 28nm Chips Shortly - Estimates

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  1. Unknown Soldier

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    Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/...f_Low_Power_28nm_Chips_Shortly_Estimates.html

    Good news I suppose.
     
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    Sure, but it says little about 28nm HP, which is what GPUs will use.
     
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    I wonder how far behind 28nmHP will be. Perhaps the reason why we didn't see the 67xx on the roapmaps was because it was intended as an early 2011 pipecleaner part?
     
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    28HP is the HKMG gate-last process, right?
     
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    Yeah, HKMG direct successor to 40G. The naming is a bit confusing on the question of triple gate oxide though; on 28nm, that's theoretically 28LPT or 28LPG instead of 28LP if SiON, but I don't think anybody bothers pointing out the difference. And with HKMG, there's the 28HPM process that certainly uses triple gate oxide, but my guess is 28HP can also use it (which is what Altera probably uses). Yay, confusion ahoy! Feels like the good ole days of TSMC temporarily calling a 40nm process as 45GS so as not to tip their hand :p (and before anyone tells me it's the other way around, what do you call 45LP? a 50nm process?)
     
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