Samsung has started FinFET-chip production at 14nm




Samsung claims the production of 14nm FinFET chips to have started for an unnamed client. Thus, the production would have started much earlier than originally thought. Possible for the customer AMD, Qualcomm or Apple.

Samsung logo (45 pix) The 14nm- FinFET production is ‘very good’ and Samsung’s chips to produce for a customer, late Kim Ki-nam, head of Samsung’s chip branch to ZDNet know . Further, he left nothing away about the production and it is unclear whether the examination to test production and for which customer is. Initially, the rumors that Samsung only in the second half of 2015 would begin 14nm FinFET production. TSMC made ​​known its 16nm FinFET-mass also start around that time. The South Korean company has been the target of a lot to take on what share of TSMC, taking together working with GlobalFoundries.

Earlier reports spoke of Samsung to include Apple, Qualcomm and AMD chips would make his new process. For Apple A9 SOC of a new generation of iPhones and iPads, it is too early, but it would be for the S1 chips can go to the Apple Watch. Apple would still benefit from the improvements in terms of consumption that the 14nm production entails.

According to Samsung 14nm FinFET chips consume roughly 35 percent less than 20nm High-K Metal Gate variants, whereas the potential increase in performance would be 20 percent. The 14nm chips are 15 percent smaller. Intel is currently found at 14nm to producing his Broadwell chips, but the chip giant is now in its second generation Finfet-, or Tri-Gate manufacturing process.

FinFET is short, a transistor type with a larger gate area because the gate of transistors is not manufactured across the channel, but there is around it. The transistors can switch faster and more economical thanks to lower leakage currents.


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