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lithographySamsung process roadmap 7nm 2018, 5nm 2019, 4nm 2020 and 3nm 2021

Samsung plans to bring to mass production in 2021 the architectural successor to FinFETS, gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, at the 3nm (nanometer) node. They will begin 7nm (nanometer) production using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography in the second half of this year …

euvIBM Builds New Transistor for 5nm Technology

IBM and its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer (nm) chips. The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 …

euvEUV Lithography tools shipping in 2018

ASML expects to ship 20 to 24 extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography tools next year as the industry continues edging closer to production deployment of the oft-delayed next-generation lithography technology. Peter Wennink, ASML’s president and CEO, told analysts following the company’s …

euv lithographyRussia is an active but shrinking geopolitical player where the future will be mostly bipolar between USA and China

By the 2030s — Russia may become less dangerous than Iran, which military strategist Andrew Krepinevich forthcoming study from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments ranks currently at No. 3. Krepinevich’s analysis of Russia is similar to Nextbigfuture. Nextbigfuture …

economic impactNo desktop CPU performance gains and high memory prices

Intel’s latest desktop processor (Kaby Lake) offers no performance improvement over its predecessor. In a few years, Intel’s Optane, a superfast SSD (solid state drive) and DRAM replacement that could ultimately unify memory and storage, could cause a radical change …

computersRussia will complete a new advanced nuclear missile submarine and an improved attack submarine in 2017

The Project 955A nuclear submarine Prince Vladimir and the Project 885M Yasen-M nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Kazan will be floated out in 2017, Russian Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief Vice-Admiral Viktor Bursuk The Prince Vladimir was laid down in 2012 and will become …

AMDUS Aegis destroyer demonstrates the ability to shoot down a maneuvering antiship missile like China’s DF missiles

The US Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), an Aegis baseline 9.C1 equipped destroyer, successfully fired a salvo of two SM-6 Dual I missiles against a complex medium-range ballistic missile target, demonstrating the Sea …

computersNASA proposes asteroid redirect mission with ion engine 20 times more powerful than recent Dawn mission

NASA has a proposed asteroid redirect mission which would use an ion propulsion that is 20 times bigger than the recent Dawn mission to Ceres and Vesta. NASA is developing a first-ever robotic mission to visit a large near-Earth asteroid, …

futureStem cell derived neurons regenerate damaged corticospinal tracts of rats

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, with colleagues in Japan and Wisconsin, report that they have successfully directed stem cell-derived neurons to regenerate lost tissue in damaged corticospinal tracts …

guided self assemblyTurkey and Saudi Arabia could send tens of thousands of troops into Syria and a possible prelude to full blown Russia-Middle East war

The Turkish military has hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets as Ankara considered a ground assault with Saudi troops, further complicating efforts to end the war just days after the US and Russia agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in …