Samsung has announced the mass production of advanced chips using its new manufacturing process to 14nm LPP (Low-Power Plus), the 2nd Generation of 14nm FinFET manufacturing process of the company. This manufacturing process will give life to numerous products, starting with its own mobile Exynos 8 SoC, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and of course, the next generation of graphics cards from AMD side codenamed “Polaris“.
Samsung starts mass production of 2nd Gen 14Nanometer FinFET
“We are pleased to start production of our industry-leading, 2nd generation 14nm 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 14nm FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership.”
Incorporating a FinFET structure in three dimensions (3D) allows a significant increase in performance with low power consumption. The new Samsung 14nm LLP process offers up to 15 percent faster with 15 percent less energy consumption compared to the first generation through improvements in transistor structure and process optimization. Furthermore, the use of fully depleted FinFET transistors brings improved manufacturing capabilities to overcome limitations of scale.
Samsung said the 14nm FinFET process is thought to be a standout amongst the most streamlined answers for mobile and IoT applications and is relied upon to take care of developing business sector demand for an extensive variety of superior power and efficient applications from automotive to network.