Samsung’s 14nm process brings performance and power efficiency improvements

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Samsung has announced that it has begun mass production of advanced logic chips utilising its 14nm LPP (Low-Power Plus) process, the second generation of the company’s 14nm FinFET process technology.

In Q1 of 2015 Samsung launched the Exynos 7 Octa processor built on the industry’s first 14nm LPE (Low-Power Early) process. With the 14nm LPP process, Samsung continues to demonstrate its unparalleled performance and power efficiency for its Exynos 8 Octa processor as well as its foundry customers including Qualcomm.

"We are pleased to start production of our industry-leading, second generation 14nm FinFET process technology that delivers the highest level of performance and power efficiency,” said Charlie Bae, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung will continue to offer derivative processes of its advanced 14nm FinFET technology to maintain our technology leadership."

Incorporating three-dimensional FinFET structure on transistors is claimed to enable performance boost and low power consumption. Samsung’s 14nm LPP process is said to deliver up to 15% higher speed and 15% less power consumption over the previous 14nm LPE process through improvements in transistor structure and process optimisation.

14nm FinFET process is suitable for mobile and IoT applications and is expected to meet growing market demand for a range of high performance and power efficient applications from network to automotive.