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Samsung launches premium Exynos 9 series

Vendor’s application processor technology allows up to 27% higher performance

Samsung launches premium Exynos 9 series
This is Samsung’s first processor chipset to take advantage of the 10-nanometer FinFET process technology.

Samsung Electronics, a maker of advanced semiconductor technology, has launched its latest premium application processor (AP), the Exynos 9 series 8895.

This is Samsung's first processor chipset to take advantage of the most advanced and industry leading 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology with improved 3D transistor structure, which allows up to 27% higher performance while consuming 40% less power when compared to 14nm technology.

The new Exynos 9 series 8895 is the first processor of its kind to embed a gigabit LTE modem that supports five carrier aggregation, or 5CA. It delivers fast and stable data throughput at max.1Gbps (Cat.16) downlink with 5CA and 150Mbps (Cat.13) uplink with 2CA.

"In addition to being built on the most advanced 10nm FinFET process technology, the new Exynos 9 series incorporates Samsung's cutting-edge technologies including a second generation custom CPU, gigabit LTE modem, and more," said Ben Hur, vice president, System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics. "With industry leading technologies like VPU, the Exynos 8895 will drive the innovation of next generation smartphones, VR headsets, and automotive infotainment system."

The Exynos 8895 is an Octa-core processor, comprising of four of Samsung's second generation custom designed CPU cores for improved performance and power efficiency in addition to four Cortex-A53 cores. With Samsung Coherent Interconnect (SCI) technology, the latest processor integrates a heterogeneous system architecture that allows faster computing for a wide range of applications such as artificial intelligence, and deep learning.

The Exynos 9 Series 8895 is currently in mass production.

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