Samsung Electronics produces the 1st 14 nm FinFET test chip

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Samsung Electronics produces the 1st 14 nm FinFET test chip

Samsung Electronics, the world’s No. 2 chipmaker, said Friday it has successfully produced its first 14 nanometer test chip based on the FinFET process.

The company succeeded in rolling out the test chip with four partners, including British chipmaker ARM, Cadence, Mentor and Synopsis.

FinFET technology - a term coined by researchers at University of California, Berkeley - uses a three-dimensional process, enables efficient power usage compared with the traditional planar process.

Samsung said it plans to cooperate with the four partners to roll out products manufactured with the 14 nanometer FinFET process.

“The 14-nano FinFET process will enhance the mobile environment with higher device performance and lower power consumption,” said Choi Kyu-myung, an executive at Samsung’s System Large Scale Integrated Circuit unit.

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