Samsung starts 10nm SoC production, speculated to come on Galaxy S8

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday its system chips business has started mass production of semiconductors using 10 nanometer technology, adding it was the first company in the industry to do so.


Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday its system chips business has started mass production of semiconductors using 10 nanometer technology, adding it was the first company in the industry to do so.

Samsung said in a statement a tech product launching early next year will use chips made with its 10-nanometre production technology without specifying the device.

South Korea's Electronic Times reported this month that Samsung will be the sole contract manufacturer of Qualcomm Inc's high-end Snapdragon 830 chips using 10-nanometre production technology and these processors will be used in half of Samsung's next Galaxy S smartphones expected to launch in early 2017.

"The industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology," said Jong Shik Yoon, executive vice president, Head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics.

According to Samsung, the 10nm FinFET process uses advanced 3D transistor structure and allows a 30 percent increase in area efficiency and 27 percent increase in performance. There's also a 40 percent lower power consumption said Samsung. "We will continue our efforts to innovate scaling technologies and provide differentiated total solutions to our customers.”

SoCs with 10nm process technology will be used in digital devices launching early next year and are expected to become more widely available throughout 2017.

With inputs from Reuters


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