Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Samsung Starts Mass Production of its 2nd Generation 10nm FinFET

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that its Foundry Business has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products built on its second generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus).

10LPP process technology allows up to 10-percent higher performance or 15-percent lower power consumption compared to its first generation 10nm process technology, 10LPE (Low Power Early). As this process is derived from the already proven 10LPE technology, it offers competitive advantages by greatly reducing turn-around time from development to mass production and by providing significantly higher initial manufacturing yield. SoCs designed with 10LPP process technology will be used in digital devices scheduled to launch early next year and are expected to become more widely available throughout the year.
"We will be able to better serve our customers through the migration from 10LPE to 10LPP with improved performance and higher initial yield," said Ryan Lee, vice president of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung with its long-living 10nm process strategy will continue to work on the evolution of 10nm technology down to 8LPP to offer customers distinct competitive advantages for a wide range of applications."

Samsung also announced that its newest manufacturing line, S3, located in Hwaseong, Korea, is ready to ramp up production of process technologies including 10nm and below. S3 is the third fab of Samsung's Foundry Business, following S1 in Giheung, Korea and S2 in Austin, USA. Samsung's 7nm FinFET process technology with EUV (Extreme Ultra Violet) will also be mass produced at S3.
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8 Comments on Samsung Starts Mass Production of its 2nd Generation 10nm FinFET

#2
punani
are we to expect cheaper SSD and RAM sticks in the near future then ?
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Mirkoskji
punani said:
are we to expect cheaper SSD and RAM sticks in the near future then ?
Too easy don't you think? Big manufacturers are charging higher research costs on consumer hardware to develop new non-consumer technology. I think this will last some years.
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#4
Prince Valiant
punani said:
are we to expect cheaper SSD and RAM sticks in the near future then ?
Doubtful when they're likely artificially increasing the prices.
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#5
bonehead123
new stuff = high price, at least at the beginning, until it becomes "mainstream", then moderates somewhat until mass production kicks in and supply restraints are reduced/eliminated....

been there, done that....

A) Ram
B) CPU's
C) GPU's
D) SSD's
E) AIO Coolers

yada
yada
yada

:)
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#6
Mirkoskji
Yes but a TLC cell is hardly "new stuff", yet I don't see cheaper ssd's. It's at least two years that the price is stuck in mainstream /sata segment.
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#7
SARVAMANGALAM
Mirkoskji said:
Too easy don't you think? Big manufacturers are charging higher research costs on consumer hardware to develop new non-consumer technology. I think this will last some years.
yes.. i laugh from poor brain people thinking: ""yess we can wait cheaper and better product"". of course but first you all customers will pay 10 times more)) for us-big companys . dear poor customers : its mafia cartels,money from gov. ... and other..
look how intel get burn from ryzen,th
look how we are freeze in time with nvidia... 1070ti lol wtf is this "inovation" ?! we are going back?! or overpriced fairytale titan xp
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