After 10nm FinFET LPE, Samsung is on Track to Increasing Improved 10nm Production for Meeting Customer Demands

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Mar 16, 2017
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Both Samsung and TSMC have been met with production hurdles that have appeared in their path as far as the 10nm FinFET process is concerned. However, Samsung is not letting such obstacles stand in its way, and according to a fresh report, the company is not only on track to ramp up 10nm production but even improved iterations of that manufacturing process. Customers such as Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, and others require such technology and Samsung does not want to leave the customer furious.

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According to the latest statistic, Samsung has shipped more than 70,000 silicon wafers of its first-generation 10nm LPE (which stands for Low Power Early) to date, all the while stating that it had commenced the industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET LPE in October 2016. Before that, both the Korean giant and its rival, TSMC worked on the 14nm FinFET architecture.

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Jongshik Yoon, Executive VP and head of foundry business at Samsung reportedly said the following according to DigiTimes:

“Samsung’s 10nm LPE is a game changer in the foundry industry. Following the 10LPE version, the 10nm LPP and LPU will enter mass production by the end of the year and next year, respectively.”

In addition to improved iterations such as the 10nm FinFET LPP and LPU architectures, Samsung also announced its 8nm and the 6nm process technologies to its current process roadmap. The new 8nm and 6nm offerings will provide greater scalability, performance and power advantages when pitted against existing process nodes. This is also the reason why Samsung has invested heavily in the construction of foundries that will help to increase 10nm and 7nm technologies production with design infrastructure enhancements.

The company wants to move forward with this because TSMC is not taking a break either, with a previous rumor suggesting that both it and MediaTek have reported being working on a 7nm 12-core chipset. Though Samsung is adamant to gain the lead against TSMC, what other obstacles will appear in the company’s path down the road? Let us know your thoughts right away.

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