Samsung has announced the launch of mass production of single-chip system for 10-nanometer FinFET technology. The first products with the new chips will appear in early 2017. According to representatives of the South Korean company, she is the first in the industry mastered the production of such products.
In Seoul believe that this process will increase the efficiency of the chip area by 30%. Thus it is possible to reduce the energy consumption of processors by 40%. Or Vice versa, to increase their performance by 27% in comparison with similar products to 14-nanometer process technology.
Serial production of products using process technology 10LPP optimized according to the criterion of performance is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2017.
Previously, the industry rumors that the 830 for Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm will be releasing the Samsung and that 10-nanometer technology. They will be used in future flagship Samsung smartphones, the first of which should appear in anticipation of the exhibition MWC 2017.
In September it was reported that TSMC, the largest contract manufacturer of semiconductor products for Apple will begin serial production of 10-nanometer production before the end of this year, In the beginning of 2017 will be the first experimental samples of 7-nm products, and the development of the 5-nm technology are already working professionals.
It should be noted that according to the official position of Intel processors with the norms of production of 10 nm, known under the code name Cannonlake will be released only in the second half of 2017. Initially, the output of the 10-nm Intel expected in mid-2016. It is not allowed to make challenges with the development of technological processes of class 10 nm. Intel has not been able to reduce the level of defects in the production of 14-nm processors. Similar problems the company will have to decide with the beginning of mass production of 10-nm solutions.