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Samsung is producing the industry’s first 14nm FinFET processors

Samsung has began to mass produce 14nm FinFET application processors for mobile devices, the first such hardware in the industry, which will likely be powering the company’s highly-anticipated Exynos 7420 system on a chip. Compared to Samsung’s current 20nm process technology, 14nm FinFET supposedly boasts 20% higher speeds and 35% less power consumption.

Samsung has announced that it has started mass producing the industry’s first 14nm FinFET application processors for mobile devices. Samsung claims that this technology, which will be used in the upcoming Exynos 7 Octa processor, provides highest levels of efficiency, performance and productivity. When compared to Samsung’s 20 fabrication process, the new 14nm FinFET process based chips are are claimed to be 20 percent faster and 35 percent more power efficient. Samsung was able to achieve this by opting for three-dimensional (3D) FinFET structure for transistors, which in turn allows overcoming performance and scaling limitations of the older planar structure based designs.

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