Samsung announces the start of mass production of 10nm processors. These chips are first made this size FinFET technology. This is the second generation of this process and the South Korean manufacturer is ahead of Intel, its biggest competitor, that other and by August showed various tests.
The giant continues its bid to become a leader in the production of small, increasingly efficient and allow more powerful mobile processors transistors. We must remember that the next Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 will be manufactured by Samsung in this new 10nm process.
Reduce the size of the transistors is an increasingly complex task as atomic effects begin to become relevant.
These new 3D transistors using a new technique FinFET LPE (Low Power Early), similar to that used with the 14nm but is enhanced area 30% allowing a 27% yield and 40% less than consumption. In addition to the second half of 2017 we will have 10nm processors but LPP (Low Power Plus).
These 10nm processors will reach the public in early 2017, being probably the Galaxy S8 of the first devices on the market to incorporate these new chips.