Globalfoundries promises first 14nm 3D chips in 2013, coming with up to 60% battery life savings
0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2012, 09:33 posted on
Globalfoundries, the world’s second-biggest semiconductor foundry, has just unveiled its 14nm 3D transistor technology…
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2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Wow! That's really, really great news! :)
4. medicci37 (Posts: 537; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Wow ! I think I'm more excited than my avatar !
5. yowanvista (Posts: 273; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Tri-gate transistors, oh well that was invented by Intel..
6. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 343; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Qualcomm snapdragon Krait got smoked out.
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.
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.
10. CreeDiddy (Posts: 195; 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!!!
14. -box- (Posts: 3534; 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
11. medicci37 (Posts: 537; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
& By that time maybe Apple with have a working Maps app.
12. Naitto (Posts: 44; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Yah as soon as they hire those ex-Google employees to borrow Googles mapping patent.
13. speckledapple (Posts: 877; 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
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?