Samsung has announced that it has started mass production of SoCs using the 10nm FinFET technology. The company claims that it is the first in the industry do so. Samsung notes that devices sporting the new SoC’s will be launching early next year and are expected to become more widely available throughout next year.
“The industry’s first mass production of 10nm FinFET technology demonstrates our leadership in advanced process technology,” stated Jong Shik Yoon, Executive Vice President, Head of Foundry Business at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue our efforts to innovate scaling technologies and provide differentiated total solutions to our customers.”
Samsung says that the new 10nm FinFET process (10LPE) adopts an advanced 3D transistor structure with additional enhancements in both process technology and design enablement. It claims that this allows up to a 10 percent increase in area efficiency with 27 percent higher performance and 40 percent lower power consumption.
It’s possible that this new SoC will be used in Samsung’s upcoming flagship the Galaxy S8. The new phone is tipped to be available in two variants. One may sport a 5.1-inch 2K display, while the other might have a 5.5-inch 4K display.