Samsung just launched their most recent 14nm chips on the Galaxy S6, why stop there? The company has plans on manufacturing a chip down to its 10nm.
Samsung says that the processing node will be in full production by the end of 2016 offering a significant increase on power , reduced area occupation and performace advantages over the existing competitors. No further information has been given by the company.
TSMC , the largest player in the industry, is also planning on doing its 10nm chips and its racing to beat Samsung on this race, since the South Korean company released their 16/14nm chips this year , putting everyone behind.
Intel is also trying to get on the race for the 10nm but didn’t gave any information about their projects yet.
While Samsung is going to produce smaller versions of their Exynos mobile SoC , they are also picking up large 14nm orders from other companies such as Apple and Qualcomm.
Orders may be directioned to the 10nm aswell , as long Samsung can keep up with the demand.
“Samsung made a big gamble on 14nm FinFet… they’ve closed the gap significantly with TSMC,” – International Business Strategies CEO Handel Jones
Just last month Samsung gave out further details about their 14nm expansion around the world , now they have two factories in South Korea , one in Austin, Texas , and a Global Foundries fab in New York State , running their 14nm process.
The time spent on the 14nm and 16nm is expected to be short , foundries are looking to move over to the cheaper and more efficient 10nm process as soon as possible.