TSMC Makes 65nm NVIDIA Mobile GPUs With eDRAM

"NVIDIA is the first to employ 65nm TSMC process on mobile GPUs with embedded DRAM. "

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Author: PV5150
Source: VR-Zone

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According to our source, Nvidia Corp. is the first to see chips with embedded DRAM based on the 65-nanometer process from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

TSMC's 65nm embedded DRAM process and IP shrinks the cell and macro size by nearly 50 percent compared to its previous generation. TSMC is targeting the higher bandwidth offered by the embedded DRAM at applications such as game consoles, high-end networking, digital consumer, and multimedia processors. The embedded DRAM allows for some of the key power-saving tricks being tapped by designers today, including sleep mode, partial power cut-off and on-chip temperature compensation, while also improving data retention time. The 65-nm embedded DRAM process is built on up to 10 metal layers using copper low-k interconnect and nickel silicide transistor interconnect, the company said. The cell size is less than a quarter of its SRAM counterpart, and macro densities range from 4Mbits to 256Mbits.

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06-03-2007, 06:16:36

For those of you particularly interested in Apple's iPhone, there is a disection of Steve Jobs keynote address regarding its 'secret functions' at Macworld 07.


06-03-2007, 06:50:19

I watched it and there was a lot of speculation rather than facts, like saying iTunes will sell ringtones on their site/software, just because on the phone sync screen it showed a ringtones tab. If the iPhone is going to use iTunes for syncing, then it's logical they would have a tab for ringtones, but it doesn't mean they will 'sell' ringtones via iTunes.

06-03-2007, 07:00:59

They blatently would sell rintones via iTunes

06-03-2007, 09:07:08


They blatently would sell rintones via iTunes

They might sell ringtones on iTunes, but that video has no proof to make that statement :( so it is just speculation.

From the title, I thought the content would be proof of 'secrets', but it's just another of those apple rumor type news articles. With someone looking far too much into what Jobs said and interpreting it (maybe right, maybe wrongly).

There are so many mac rumors that there is a site dedicated to them.

06-03-2007, 10:47:50

People still buy ringtones ?

Eff it, I make my own.

06-03-2007, 10:51:25

The commercial's are calling it the Apple Hello...

06-03-2007, 11:00:27


People still buy ringtones ?

Eff it, I make my own.

I was thinking the same. I normally download mine for free.

06-03-2007, 14:10:18

knowing apple thou they would sell ringtones, they might even restrict the phone to ur apple account so you cant drag and drop mp3/midi files into it.

06-03-2007, 15:39:58

Nah that would be a killer

Sell cr@p ringtones and people will buy em

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