With the new process node, the company aims to provide up to 10-percent lower power consumption with up to 10-percent area reduction from 10LPP through narrower metal pitch.
8LPP will provide differentiated benefits for applications including mobile, cryptocurrency and network/server, and Samsung expects it will be the most attractive process node for many other high performance applications, before EUV (extreme ultra violet) is employed at 7nm.
“With the qualification completed three months ahead of schedule, we have commenced 8LPP production,” said Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics.
“8LPP will have a fast ramp since it uses proven 10nm process technology while providing better performance and scalability than current 10nm-based products” said RK Chunduru, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm.
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