Samsung expands foundry offerings

Vendor unveiled the new technology offerings at the Samsung Foundry Forum

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Samsung expands foundry offerings Samsung’s fourth-generation 14nm process technology delivers higher performance.
By  Manda Banda Published  February 12, 2017

Semiconductor technology maker Samsung Electronics has announced that it's expanding its advanced foundry process technology offerings with the fourth-generation 14-nanometer process (14LPU) and the third-generation 10nm process (10LPU) to meet the requirements of next generation products ranging from mobile and consumer electronics to data centres and automotives.

Samsung presented these new technology offerings at the Samsung Foundry Forum to foundry customers and partners.

The vendor's fourth-generation 14nm process technology, 14LPU, delivers higher performance at the same power and design rules compared to its third-generation 14nm process (14LPC). 14LPU will be optimally suited for high-performance and compute-intensive applications.

"After we announced the industry's first 10nm mass production in mid-October, we have now also expanded our lineup with new foundry offerings, 14LPU and 10LPU," said Ben Suh, senior vice president of foundry marketing at Samsung Electronics.

Suh said Samsung is very confident with its technology definitions that provide design advantages on an aggressive process with manufacturability considerations. "We have received tremendous positive market feedback and are looking forward to expanding our leadership in the advanced process technology space," Suh added.

Samsung's third-generation 10nm process, 10LPU, will provide area reduction compared to its previous generations (10LPE and 10LPP). Due to limitations of current lithography technologies, 10LPU is expected to be the most cost-effective cutting-edge process technology in the industry.


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