Samsung sends word that its production ramp-up of the 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology is on track with steady high yields. They also mention 8nm and 6nm.
Samsung has shipped more than 70,000 silicon wafers of its first-generation 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) to date. The company began the industry’s first mass production of 10LPE last October.
Back in 2015, Samsung introduced the industry’s first 14nm FinFET LPE technology for mobile applications based on 3D FinFET structure. Since then, Samsung has successfully delivered further enhancements in power, performance and scalability for both 14nm and 10nm FinFET technology.
“Samsung’s 10nm LPE is a game changer in the foundry industry. Following the 10LPE version, the 10nm LPP and LPU will enter mass production by the end of the year and next year, respectively.” said Jongshik Yoon, Executive Vice President and Head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue to offer the most competitive process technology in the industry.”
Samsung Electronics has also announced the addition of the 8nm and the 6nm process technologies to its current process roadmap. Samsung’s 8nm and 6nm offerings will provide greater scalability, performance and power advantages when compare to existing process nodes. The 8nm and the 6nm will inherit all innovations from the latest 10nm and the 7nm technologies with design infrastructure enhancements to meet various customer needs and provide further cost competitiveness.
Samsung’s foundry technology roadmap and technical details, including the newest 8nm and the 6nm, will first be open to its customers and partners at the upcoming U.S Samsung Foundry Forum scheduled for May 24, 2017.