Mass production of Samsung’s 14nm chip starts

Gone are the days of 20nm processors, the next generation would be dominated by 14nm processors. All big names in the processor making industry has developed their 14nm chip. Earlier Qualcomm has hinted the future of this industry with 14nm chips. Samsung has also announced that they had been working on new 14nm chips but earlier this week they announced that they will be mass producing these Exynos 7 Octa chips which have been built on 14nm FinFET process technology.


Exynos 7 Octa was first announced back in October last year, which was based on 20nm HKMG process technology. Samsung’s FinFET process technology enables system-on-chip (SOC) designers to reap all of the advantages for the latest energy-efficient processors: die-size reductions, faster frequencies, and lower power consumption.

The newest process enables up to 20 percent faster speed, 35 percent less power consumption and 30 percent productivity gain compared to the 20nm technology. The Galaxy maker began researching the dual-channel, transistor layout of FinFET technology back in the early 2000s. With the Exynos 7, Samsung is making that FinFET scheme more compact and efficient by moving from a more planar design to one in which the transistors are stacked into a “3D” build.

The 14nm FinFet process technology will be implemented in the Exynos 7 Octa first and then rolled out in other processors later in the year.

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