Samsung Electronics Company in the event, International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco announced the industry’s first mobile processors with 10-nm topology. About them told the president of the company’s semiconductor business, Kim Ki-nem (Kim Ki-nam), the resource G4 Games.
Announced a new topology, Samsung has announced its commitment to follow the further reduction of the topological rules. However, by the end of 2015 the new processors are unlikely to appear – they do not come to market until you have run out of a 14-nm process, the magazine writes.
About the beginning of serial production of processors based on 14-nm technology, Exynos 7 7420, Samsung announced less than a week ago. The new technology allows you to get up to 20% higher performance and lower power consumption up to 35%, said the manufacturer. It is assumed that one of the first smartphones with a processor Exynos 7420 7 will become the new flagship of Samsung Galaxy S6, and his companion with a curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.
In San Francisco announced the industry’s first mobile processors with 10-nm topology
As for the 10-nm chip, one of the first devices based on it, as suggested by G 4 Games, will be the future flagship, the successor has not yet presented the Galaxy S6. Its output can be held in 2016
Head of the semiconductor business Samsung did not specify what benefits will the new process technology, but said that this transition will play an important role in the market of Internet-enabled devices. He also said that the company intends to use the 10-nm process technology in the production of chip DRAM (for RAM) and NAND (for non-volatile memory). Transition to a lower topology will increase the amount of data stored in the same unit area.
Samsung – not the only company that has announced its readiness to move to 10-nm process in the coming years. Intel has recently announced plans to release chips based on this technical process at the end of 2016 or early 2017 Moreover, since then she plans to move to 7 nm. However, this silicon is not suitable, the chips have to use other semiconductor materials such as gallium arsenide, indium.
Recall that recently Samsung refused to use in their future flagship processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, citing its excess heat. Media reports suggest that Samsung fabricated argument to increase sales of its own semiconductor business, especially as LG, HTC and Qualcomm Xiaomi new chip is quite satisfied. Snapdragon 810 is made on the basis of 20-nm process technology (as opposed to the 14-nm Exynos 7420 7).
According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, in 2014, worldwide sales of semiconductors were $ 335.8 billion, which is 9.9% more than in 2013. At the same time Samsung, according to IHS, ranks second in terms of sales after Intel. In 2014, the company slightly (from 10.3% to 10.9%) increased its market share, reducing the gap with the leader.
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