Samsung and GlobalFoundries go together 3d chips produce 14nm




GlobalFoundries will work closely with Samsung in chip production and include a license to take on the 14nm FinFET process of the Korean company. This means that upcoming AMD chips could make and Apple at GlobalFoundries. At Samsung

GlobalFoundries was working on its own implementation for 14nm with ‘ FinFET transistors’ called 14XM , which mainly seemed to focus on mobile chips. This process allows the company now fall for Samsung’s development. The platform from Samsung that GlobalFoundries is now taking license, provides as companies “for transistors 20 percent faster and 35 percent more fuel efficient and 15 percent less surface provides, compared to ‘flat’ 20nm technology.”

Finfets at the gate of transistors are not manufactured on the channel it, but it is surrounded. This creates a larger gate area, so that the transistors can switch faster and with lower leakage currents are more economical. In addition, the dimensions can be reduced, so that more transistors fit on a silicon wafer, so that a cost reduction can be realized.

The cooperation covers several years. Using process design kits manufacturers SOCs can submit their designs and mass production of 14nm chips can go late start this year. That production can take place in both Samsung’s fabs in the Hwaseong Korean and American Austin as the fab of GlobalFoundries in New York.

With the cooperation of the two groups to be more competitive with Intel and TSMC. Intel was launched last year with the 22nm chip production based on the similar tri-gate transistors and the end of this year, Intel plans to start its 14nm production, although the chip giant faces delay by problems. TSMC saw its sales last quarter, significantly increase , partly because its 20nm production was gaining momentum. The company tests currently 16nm FinFET production.

Include AMD will use the 14nm manufacturing for its chips. GlobalFoundries comes from AMD, but the possibility exists that Samsung will soon APUs and GPUs for the company will make. It is also possible that Apple will soon make late at 14nm. His A-SOCs for iPhones and iPads by GlobalFoundries There have been years of rumors that Apple wants to make its chips exclusively, to be rid of the dependence on rival Samsung by TSMC but as yet has not been confirmed that the production will be. Indeed completely shifted to TSMC

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