Samsung's 2nd Gen 10nm FinFET Process Technology Almost Ready For Production

Samsung's first generation 10LPE (Low Power Early) process is about to be replaced by the improved second generation 10LPP (Low Power Plus) technology as the company announced that it has completed the qualification procedure for the new 10nm FinFET process technology.

Samsung is now ready for production that allows up to 10% performance or 15% lower power consumption when compared to the first generation 10LPE process with the same area scaling. The company also recently started installing production equipment at its newest S3-line in Hwaseong, to meet long-term demand for the 10nm process. The new line is expected to be ready for production by the fourth quarter of this year.