Samsung mass produces 10-nanometer System-on-ChipSamsung Electronics said Monday it began mass producing the industry’s first System-on-Chip products with 10-nanometer technology.
SoC’s first-generation, 10-nanometer process technology will be used in digital devices launching early next year and is expected to become more widely available throughout the year.
Compared to the first-generation, 14-nanometer technology, the new technology has 27 percent improved performance and consumes 40 percent less energy - thanks to its adoption of an advanced 3D transistor structure with enhancements in both process technology and design. Chip production volume per wafer has increased about 30 percent, the company said.
“The industry’s first mass production of 10-nanometer technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology,” said Yoon Jong-shik, executive vice president of foundry business at Samsung Electronics.