The leading smartphone maker Samsung, who is also known as the one of the leading company for advanced semiconductor technology has developed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC using its first generation 10nm FinFET technology. Now the company is planning something new. As per the new report, Samsung has started mass production of SoC based on its second generation 10nm FinFET process technology, 10 Low Power Plus.
As per the report, the new 10LPP technology will give 10 percent more performance and 15 percent less power consumption than first generation 10nm process technology which is 10LPE.
Ryan Lee, vice president of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics said: “We will be able to better serve our customers through the migration from 10LPE to 10LPP with improved performance and higher initial yield.” He further stated, “Samsung with its long-living 10nm process strategy will continue to work on the evolution of 10nm technology down to 8LPP to offer customers distinct competitive advantages for a wide range of applications.”
As per the report the company’s newest manufacturing line, S3, located in Hwaseong, Korea, is ready to ramp up production of process technologies including 10nm and below. S3 is the third fab of Samsung’s Foundry Business, following S1 in Giheung, Korea, and S2 in Austin, USA. Samsung’s 7nm FinFET process technology with EUV (Extreme Ultra Violet) will also be mass produced at S3.
The report also says that the new technology will power digital devices which will be launched on next year and Samsung’s upcoming devices will be powered by the new processor. Adding more to this, the company will soon start to work on better process technology and will bring the evolution of the 10nm technology down to 8LPP. It seems that Samsung will soon start to give best devices to users equipped with nee fastest processor.