Samsung 8nm FinFET process technology has been announced. The 8-nanometer LPP (Lower Power Plus) has been qualified and is ready for production. The 8nm LPP will offer 10% lower power consumption and will consume 10% less area.
Samsung 8nm FinFET Process
The 8LPP will provide differentiated benefits to each application including mobile, cryptocurrency and network/server. The 8LPP is far ahead and will serve better than the 10nm LPP. It will serve stop-gap solution before Samsung moves to 7nm process next year.
The 8LPP is supposed to ramp-up the level of stable yield just by adopting the already proven 10nm process technology and most attractive node for many high-performance applications.
Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing, Samsung Electronics;
With the qualification completed three months ahead of schedule, we have commenced 8LPP production. Samsung Foundry continues to expand its process portfolio in order to provide distinct competitive advantages and excellent manufacturability based on what our customers and the market require.
RK Chunduru, Senior Vice President, Qualcomm;
8LPP will have a fast ramp since it uses proven 10nm process technology while providing better performance and scalability than current 10nm-based products.