GLOBALFOUNDRIES develops 14 nm FinFET process

GLOBALFOUNDRIES develops 14 nm FinFET process

AMD’s chip-making partner GLOBALFOUNDRIES has announced the successful development of a reliable 14 nm FinFET production process after many months of attempts. The success means that AMD’s upcoming products, including the Zen processor, will make use of the most advanced and power-efficient 14 nm FinFET process starting sometime next year.

“FinFET technology is expected to play a critical foundational role across multiple AMD product lines, starting in 2016,” said Mark Papermaster, senior vice president and chief technology officer at AMD. “GLOBALFOUNDRIES has worked tirelessly to reach this key milestone on its 14LPP process. We look forward to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ continued progress towards full production readiness and expect to leverage the advanced 14LPP process technology across a broad set of our CPU, APU, and GPU products.”

“Our 14nm FinFET technology is among the most advanced in the industry, offering an ideal solution for demanding high-volume, high-performance, and power-efficient designs with the best die size,” said Mike Cadigan, senior vice president of product management at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Through our close design-technology partnership with AMD, we can help them deliver products with a performance boost over 28nm technology, while maintaining a superior power footprint and providing a true cost advantage due to significant area scaling.”

The new GLOBALFOUNDRIES 14 nm FinFET process is ramping up at the company’s Fab 8 facility in New York, USA. Full-scale production is set for year 2016.


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