Samsung Starts Mass Production 2nd Generation 10nm FinFET Process Technology

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Just for clarification, does LPP mean it takes less power to operate the silicon, or to manufacture them? I'm guessing it's the former, but the phrasing is slightly ambiguous.
     
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    They mention 10% performance uplift or 15% lower power consumption. I'm sure the manufacturing isn't thrown in the equation.
    I just wish they would make another fab already, the DDR prices keep skyrocketing and they put almost everything they make on flagship phones...
     
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    Right, but the subject is the manufacturing process, which is where the ambiguity comes in. In the same paragraph, the technology is also associated with turn-around time and yield. The quote saying "improved performance and higher initial yield" seems to suggest those descriptions apply to the same thing, and nobody talks about yield when it comes to processor performance, so I'm led to believe they are only talking about the manufacturing. But then, quotes like "10-percent higher performance or 15-percent lower power consumption" lead me to believe they're also talking about processor performance (not that they can't be associated with a factory, either)...

    Regardless, it's good news.

    They are, as stated in the last paragraph. Besides, considering LPP is supposed to improve yield and time, this ought to help reduce DDR prices in the meantime.
     

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