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Samsung Mass Producing their 2nd Gen. 14nm FinFET Process

Samsung Mass Producing their 2nd Gen. 14nm FinFET Process

Samsung Mass Producing their 2nd Gen. 14nm FinFET Process

Samsung Mass Producing their 2nd Gen. 14nm FinFET Process

 

Samsung has started Mass Producing their 2nd Gen. 14nm FinFET Process, offering 15% higher performance and 15% less power consumption than their original 14nm LPE process. 

Samsung are expecting the first products that will be using this process to launch in the first half of this year, staerting with Sasmung's own Exynos 8 Octa Core processor and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor. 

 

"We are pleased to start production of our industry-leading, 2nd generation 14 nm FinFET process technology that delivers the highest level of performance and power efficiency," said Charlie Bae, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, System LSI Business, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung will continue to offer derivative processes of its advanced 14 nm FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership."

  Samsung Mass Producing their 2nd Gen. 14nm FinFET Process

 

Moving from Samsung's LPE (Low Power Early) 14nm FinFET Process to their new 14nm FinFET LPP (Low Power Plus) process will allow Samsung's 14nm process to be much more usable for larger and more power hungry chips like CPUs and GPUs, which could potentially give Samsung a lot of business in the future if AMD or Nvidia decide to adopt the process in the future. 

 

You can join the discussion on Samsung starting mass production on their 2nd generation 14nm Low Power Plus process on the OC3D Forums

 

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14-01-2016, 11:16:20

Firedrops
How does this compare against GloFo's 14nm FinFET? Or are they essentially equal?Quote

14-01-2016, 16:32:16

Kushiro
I guess I wont be able to get an S7 with exynos after all.Quote

14-01-2016, 17:36:22

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Firedrops View Post
How does this compare against GloFo's 14nm FinFET? Or are they essentially equal?
They are exactly the same. The GloFo design is actually Samsung's. Samsung just licensed the design to GloFo so they can also produce it. However this design should be slightly better than the 16nm TSMC design in regards to power consumption and efficiency. Overall speed would greatly depend on architecture and high yields(which translates to faster chips in regards to ghz amongst other things)

It's not a surprise they are starting mass production. They probably started a little while ago tbh. They reported better than expected yields before the new year started and there release window in 1h 2016 also aligns with AMDs planned release of 1h 2016. I would expect Samsung/Glofo are both producing chips for them and should help avoid shortagesQuote
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