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Samsung to ramp-up 10nm FinFET process technology

Vendor says FinFET process technology is on track with steady high yield to meet customer needs on schedule

Samsung to ramp-up 10nm FinFET process technology
Samsung says its 10nm FinFET technology is a game changer in the foundry industry.

Samsung Electronics, a maker of advanced semiconductor technology, has announced that its production ramp-up of the 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology is on track with steady high yield to meet customer needs on schedule.

The company said it has shipped more than 70,000 silicon wafers of its first-generation 10nm low power early (LPE) to date. The company began the industry's first mass production of 10LPE last October.

"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 compared 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 Samsung Foundry Forum scheduled for May 24, 2017 in the USA.

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