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Samsung’s 8nm FinFET LPP Tech Ready for Production – 10% Energy Efficient and Area Reduction Against 10nm LPP

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Oct 17, 2017
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Samsung announced today that its 8nm FinFET LPP process technology has been qualified and ready for production. The newest technology introduced is expected to push the performance and efficiency envelope when compared to the 10nm FinFET LPP process while also exhibiting an area reduction. This will enable the company’s partners to exercise smaller form factors for a variety of goods produced, including smartphones, tablets, and future notebooks.

Samsung not Expected to Run into Yield Hurdles With 8nm FinFET LPP Since it Relies on Proven 10nm Process Technology While Offering Better Perks in Return

Earlier, mass production of the 10nm FinFET technology proved troublesome for Samsung but it does not appear that events are going to be replicated when mass production of the 8nm FinFET LPP chips commences. This is because according to the company’s Vice President of Foundry Marketing, the manufacturer will already be using the proven tech of the 10nm FinFET architecture while offering performance and efficiency advantages in return.

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“With the qualification completed three months ahead of schedule, we have commenced 8LPP production. Samsung Foundry continues to expand its process portfolio in order to provide distinct competitive advantages and excellent manufacturability based on what our customers and the market require.”

Even RK Chunduru, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm is optimistic that Samsung is not going to delay the shipments for its long list of partners, which means that mobile devices and other products could be seen much earlier next year.

“8LPP will have a fast ramp since it uses proven 10nm process technology while providing better performance and scalability than current 10nm-based products.”

Following the 8nm FinFET LPP technology, the next step towards achieving a new echelon of performance and efficiency is going to come from 7nm FinFET tech, which will utilize an EUV process which will emit EUV light at extremely short wavelengths to achieve this manufacturing process.

In addition to 10 percent reduction in power consumption compared to 10nm FinFET, Samsung’s latest technology will also result in 10 percent area reduction, encouraging manufacturers to further reduce the thickness of its vast range of products as part of their vision for the future.

Samsung certainly wants to keep a lead in the competition and it will start with the 8nm FinFET LPP technology.

Source: Samsung

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