Tech giant and world leader in the advanced semiconductor technology Samsung Electronics just announced that its system chips business has inaugurated mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products using 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology, which would make it first in the industry to do so.
Samsung expands its leadership in providing leading-edge process technology with latest offering to the mass market, following the effectual widespread production of the company’s very first FinFET mobile application processor in January 2015.
“The industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology,” said Jong Shik Yoon, Executive Vice President, head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue our efforts to innovate scaling technologies and provide differentiated total solutions to our customers.”
Samsung Electronics says the performance increase of 10-nanometer FinFET processor was 27 percent increase while power consumption was 40 percent less. The process will also allow 30 percent increase in area efficiency. The company applied triple-patterning to exceed scaling limitations.
The company also said chips made with its 10-nanometer production will power tech products launching next year. Also, it will work with partners and clients to verify this 10-nanometer design tools to extend the ecosystem, as well as foundry using the process.