Category: Semiconductor

Chipmaking Giant Samsung Reveals 3nm Semiconductor Prototype

Chipmaking Giant Samsung Reveals a 3nm Semiconductor PrototypeIn mid-December, Intel revealed that the company expects to design 2nm and 1.4 nm semiconductors by 2029. During the same timeframe, regional sources reported Canaan and Bitmain will reveal new mining rigs this year equipped with TSMC-based 5nm chips. Now, competition is growing stronger as Samsung has disclosed that the chipmaker succeeded in creating the […]

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Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 29% More Efficiency

Bitmain Announces New 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip With 28.6% More EfficiencyOn Feb. 18, mining rig manufacturing giant Bitmain Technologies announced its next-generation 7nm ASIC chip for mining SHA-256 cryptocurrencies like BTC and BCH. According to Bitmain, the mining chip, called the BM1397, is more efficient when mining proof of work (PoW) coins and the new chips will be installed in the latest Antminer series of […]

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Intel Awarded a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process

USPTO Grants Intel a Patent for an Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining ProcessOn Nov. 27, the world’s second-largest semiconductor chip maker, Intel, was granted a patent for a processing system that mines Bitcoin but utilizes more “energy-efficient hardware accelerators.” According to the patent called the “Optimized SHA256 Datapath,” the newly invented “high-performance” Bitcoin mining process could reduce overall power consumption by 15 percent. Also read: Sirin Labs Launches […]

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Weak Demand for Mining Hardware Impacts TSMC’s Growth Outlook

During a recent Q3 earnings call, the world’s largest producer of semiconductors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), forecasted weakening growth for the rest of 2018 due to declining demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware. This outlook comes despite anticipating a significant increase in demand for its 7-nanometer processing chips from the high-end smartphone industry. Also Read: […]

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Mining Hardware Supply Chain Seeks Alternative Revenue Streams Amid Declining Demand

Mining Hardware Supply Chain Seeks Alternative Revenue Streams Amid Declining DemandWith demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware having sharply declined following the onslaught of 2018’s bear market, reports are indicating the companies operating in the supply chain behind mining hardware are increasingly seeking alternative revenue streams to offset falling demand from the mining industry. Also Read: SEC Executive: ‘Cryptocurrencies with Decentralized Structures Not Securities’ Cryptocurrency Bubble Pops […]

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