Samsung is proving its title to be the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology. It boasts of its record of being the first ever to build processors using a 10-nanometer process.
Samsung announced this week that it has just started its mass production of the system-on-chip using the 10-nanometer technology. This step puts Samsung ahead of Intel and other electronics companies.
Reports say that Samsung's 10-nanometer technology is for its contract with Qualcomm to build its next-gen Snapdragon 830 processors requiring a 10-nanometer tech. The said technology is necessary to boost up the company's product durability.
Qualcomm presently uses a 10-nanometer FinFET. It's us is necessary for building an improved design of a multi-layer 3D transistor. Its durability provides a huge decrease in power consumption at 40 percent. It also allows 27 percent increase in performance and an amazing 30 percent area efficiency increase.
The 10-nanometer technology features cutting edge techniques such as routing flexibility and triple patterning to overcome scaling limitations. Chips are etched thrice with electron beams increasing its feature density.
Jong Shik Yoon, Head of Foundry Business and Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics said that their first ever mass production of 10nm FinFET technology shows their leadership stature in advanced process technology. He also assured that Samsun is committed to continuing their efforts in innovating scaling technologies and they are willing to provide differentiated total solutions for their customers, Samsung Newsroom reported.
Samsung confirmed that the official appearance of this first-gen system-on-chips will be in 2017.
Followers remain optimistic on the potentials this technology has in store. They believe that rumors about Samsung 10-nanometer technology powering up the Snapdragon 830, then doors are waiting for this innovation to be opened. It is more likely that this technology will also power up Samsung's own phones as well as other phone brands, The Engadget reported.