Samsung begins mass production of advanced logic chips

Monday, 18 January, 2016

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of advanced logic chips using its 14 nm Low-Power Plus (LPP) process, the second generation of the company’s 14 nm FinFET process technology.

In leading mass production of advanced FinFET logic process, Samsung announced in Q1 of 2015 the launch of the Exynos 7 Octa processor built on the industry’s first 14 nm LPE (Low-Power Early) process.  

“Samsung will continue to offer derivative processes of its advanced 14 nm FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership,” said Charlie Bae, executive vice president of sales & marketing, System LSI Business, Samsung Electronics.

Incorporating a three-dimensional FinFET structure on transistors is said to enable a significant performance boost and low power consumption. Samsung’s new 14 nm LPP process delivers up to 15% higher speed and 15% less power consumption over the previous 14 nm LPE process through improvements in transistor structure and process optimisation. In addition, the use of fully depleted FinFET transistors brings enhanced manufacturing capabilities to overcome scaling limitations.

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