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Globalfoundries promises first 14nm 3D chips in 2013, coming with up to 60% battery life savings

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Globalfoundries promises first 14nm 3D chips in 2013, coming with up to 60% battery life savings
Globalfoundries, the world’s second-biggest semiconductor foundry, has just unveiled its 14nm 3D transistor technology, similar to the one announced by Intel. The foundry calls its technology Extreme Mobility (14nm-XM) and leverages both the low-voltage and low-leak characteristics of its FinFET layout.

Now, having a 3D chip like the 14nm-XM - and unlike current flat solutions - is crucial to battery life savings and Globalfoundries says it could help you achieve 40 to 60% battery economy.

"The company's 14nm-XM offering will give customers the performance and power benefits of three-dimensional "FinFET" transistors with less risk and a faster time-to-market, helping the fabless ecosystem maintain its leadership in mobility while enabling a new generation of smart mobile devices."


The first working 14nm chips are expected sometime in 2013, at just around the same time when Intel is expected to brings its 3D chip.

source: Globalfoundries via Engadget 

Globalfoundries promises first 14nm 3D chips in 2013, coming with up to 60  battery life savings
 

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:35 13

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 790; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I love technology.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:36 3

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Wow! That's really, really great news! :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:50 2

3. StephenGalop (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Intel..

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:05 15

4. medicci37 (Posts: 715; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Wow ! I think I'm more excited than my avatar !

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:10 6

5. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Tri-gate transistors, oh well that was invented by Intel..

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:11 2

6. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Qualcomm snapdragon Krait got smoked out.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:15 5

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In 2013 ;)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:12 2

7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung and IBM was planning on 14nm processor last year now we don't know anything about it.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:15 2

8. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I doubt that it will be available in any commercial product before late 2014.
Oh and by the way, Intel is already using the "3D" technology in Ivy Bridge.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:27

10. CreeDiddy (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Apple has already pushed the envelope already. I am getting roughly 10 hours with use of Wifi and LTE from the A6 chip. They did not modify the battery at all and still getting the same battery life out of their chipset from the iPhone 4S with 4G. With this technology it will get better and better!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 15:33 3

14. -box- (Posts: 3876; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Apple had little to do with it; A6 is a Samsung chip on the modified A9 architecture, if I remember correctly

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:45 5

11. medicci37 (Posts: 715; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


& By that time maybe Apple with have a working Maps app.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:37 5

12. Naitto (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Yah as soon as they hire those ex-Google employees to borrow Googles mapping patent.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:28 3

13. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Its amazing to have advanced so far but there will be a wall which we will hit that will need to be removed by a truly revolutionary technology. This would have to break the barriers of Moore's law and move us into isolinear chips or something lol

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:33

15. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i dont know about this globefoundries.. are they like qualcomm and intel or what?

what phones does their chips powers?

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