Samsung Begins Mass Production Of Its Second Generation 10nm Chips

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of Its Second Generation 10nm Chips

Samsung Begins Mass Production Of Its Second Generation 10nm Chips

Samsung isn't all about smartphone as the world's top smartphone vendor also has interests in electronics, display panels, and semiconductor manufacture.

Here we have some info regarding the Exynos 9810 SoC that will succeed the current Exynos chipset in the Galaxy S9.

In the USA Samsung uses its own Exynos processor. These figures are obtained when one compares the data from the 1st generation chipsets which were manufactured in the first generation 10nm process called 10LPE (or Low Power Early). Samsung is remaining committed to producing more efficient chips, announcing it has begun production of its 2nd generation 10-nanometer FinFET technology.

The new 10LPP process allows up to ten percent higher performance or 15 percent lower power consumption depending on what customers like Qualcomm, Apple or others want. As this process is derived from the already proven 10LPE technology, it greatly reduces turn-around time from development to mass production and provides higher initial manufacturing yield, the company claimed.

Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung added that the company will continue with its "long-living 10nm process strategy" and will continue to work on evolving the technology down to 8nm.

The 10LPP chips are first expected to appear on the market early 2018, with wider availability expanding throughout the year. In addition to 10nm production, Samsung expects it will produce 7nm FinFET chips at S3 facility using Extreme Ultra Violet lithography when the process is ready. Along with S1 in Giheung and S2 in Austin, Texas, it is the firm's third dedicated foundry line.

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